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Academic Research Guide   Tags: academic_research  

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This Research Guide describes how to do research with Belk Library resources.

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The research process

Academic research is a multistep process that can be multidisciplinary and will take time to get right. Your topic will morph as you learn more about it -- you'll most likely broaden or narrow it before you're finished. Keep track of everything you find and where you find it - use RefWorks to help you stay organized.

Follow these steps to get started with your research:

1. Identify a topic

2. Refine your topic

  • Refine your thesis statement/research question

3. Search for information

4. Evaluate information

5. Write the paper

 

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