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Reseach Steps

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Reseach Steps

  1. 1. Research Steps
  2. 2. <ul><li>Step 1: Select a topic </li></ul><ul><li>* Think about topics that interest you </li></ul><ul><li>- Remember, you want to choose a topic </li></ul><ul><li>that is not too broad or too narrow (ex. Not WWII, but rather </li></ul><ul><li>the bombing of Pearl Harbor) </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Step 2: Get an overview of your topic </li></ul><ul><li>* Before diving into your research you want </li></ul><ul><li>to get background information </li></ul><ul><li>- Consider an encyclopedia source to lay the ground work and </li></ul><ul><li>introduce you to the topic you chose </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Step 3: Begin searching online databases and </li></ul><ul><li>the school library catalog </li></ul><ul><li>* Check out the links on the library page for easy access to these sources </li></ul><ul><li>- Examples: EBSCOhost, E-Library, ABC-CLIO </li></ul><ul><li>These sources are reliable and will contain information that is both accredited and most importantly legitimate! </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Step 4: Process your research </li></ul><ul><li>- READ your research (this is the only way you can truly learn about your topic) </li></ul><ul><li>* Consider writing note cards for information you want to use, creating a web diagram or outline…use what works BEST for you! </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Step 5: Create your final product </li></ul><ul><li>- Remember to keep track of the sources </li></ul><ul><li>you use and CITE them correctly! </li></ul>

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