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IDS 390 - Interdisciplinary Studies Tutorial - SP 2016: Home

Library Simplified

The Woodruff Library has a basic tutorial site, Library Simplified, that you can use for guidance in your research.

The Research Process: an Overview

 THE RESEARCH PROCESS: AN OVERVIEW

STEP 1:  Formulate your initial research question.

STEP 2:  Get background information on your topic.

STEP 3:  Refine your research question/research topic based on what you have learned.

STEP 4:  Consider your resource options: books, articles, websites, primary source documents, data sets, etc.

STEP 5:  Select and use the appropriate tools to identify the resources you need to answer your question.

STEP 6: Formulate searching strategies using keywords, standardized vocabulary within the discipline, standardized subject headings, etc.

STEP 7:  Locate your resources.

STEP 8:  Evaluate your resources.

STEP 9:  Organize and write.

STEP 10:  Cite your work/compose your bibliography

Subject Guide

James Steffen
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