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Discover the necessary steps to effective research

The Starting Line

Having a proccess is critical for your research journey. No process is perfect; a process may demand that you move fluidly between steps. For example, after reading background information on your topic, the scope of your research question may change. That's perfectly fine. This resource will help you develop awareness about the different steps of research. 

  1. Scholarly Mindset

  2. Identify and Develop Topic

  3. Find Background Information

  4. Ask Questions and Develop Hypotheses

  5. Use Databases

  6. Evaluate Information

  7. Cite Relevant Source Material

  8. Share Your Research


Begin your voyage through the 8-step undergraduate research process!

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"Creativity requires input, and that's what research is. You're gathering material with which to build."

- Gene Luen Yang


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