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Research Introduction


  • Research as process of inquiry and the importance of using a variety of sources
  • Using background information and extracting keywords and topic brainstorming
  • Applying scholarly sources for academic work
  • Evaluating information based upon the CRAAP test, with assessment.

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Library Research

Research for an academic paper requires that students think critically about the sources they use. Are the authors knowledgeable about their topic, and do they provide their credentials? Is the information scholarly or popular? Use this guide to learn more about how to do research, as well as link to useful sources available through the library databases.

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