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The Research Process

Getting Started

 Find a topic

Gather background info

Narrow topic

Develop a strategy

Brainstorm keywords

Try combining keywords

Gathering Information

Find Articles and/or Books

Find other reliable sources of info appropriate to the requirements of your assignment

Final Product

 Evaluate Information

Write Your Paper

Cite Your Sources

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Welcome to the Salem State University Library LibGuide for    IDS 710 with Prof. Ann Taylor.  Find reliable sources for your research and tips & tools to help you through the research process.

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Today's Learning Objectives



·    Locate sources on your class LibGuide for background info

·    Name two ways to search the Web more efficiently for academic research purposes

·    Build a keyword search using subject specific library databases

·    Locate the full text of scholarly articles

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