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A Guide to the Research Process


Did your professor give you a specific topic or are you responsible for choosing the subject? Consider what you find interesting that meets the parameters of the assignment.
What are the best resources to use for your assignment?  Learn about the different types of databases available through Phillips Library, Boolean searching and useful database tips.
Learn the difference between popular and scholarly sources, the importance of peer-review and how to evaluate different types of publications using the CRAP checklist.
Now that you know where and how to look for sources you need to keep track of your research. You will be glad you did when you start on your bibliography!
Tips for creating citations in the APA, MLA and Chicago Style format.