As you engage in the research process, you will encounter the following major components.
Though the order may differ from what's listed below, these are vital pieces of conducting sound research.
The major components fit into the process outlined below, which indicates that the process is not linear. You may find a few sources and interpret them, only to develop new questions which lead to other sources, etc.
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Some terms will work more effectively in certain databases and not in others, which is why developing this list is key prior to beginning the search process.
Professors require different kinds of sources for each research project. Be sure you understand what's expected for your particular assignment. These are potential options, among others not listed.
For further information on common research projects, visit the "Gudies" page on this course guide.
The CARS evaluation rubric found under Guides > Evaluating Resources is a good choice for assessing whether or not to use a web site, an article, or any kind of resource that you find. We're also including the CRAAP checklist below for further questions to ask before selecting your sources.