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A Guide to the Research Process

Keeping Track

Keep records of the research process in order to efficiently and effectively complete your research projects.

  • Keep a research log - Writing down the databases or search engines you used can prevent backtracking to find useful information or finding the same dead ends over and over again.

  • Record source information - Often, creating your bibliography when you are finished writing the paper is the hardest part of your research! Avoid headaches by keeping track of sources as you find them.

Use the Database Research and Citation Log to assist in keeping track of your research.