1b. Develop Questions & Keywords1d. Find Background Information1e. Refine a Topic
2a. Find Books2b. Find Articles2c. Find Full Text2d. Find Reserves2e. Find Images2f. Find Films2g. Find Websites2h. Search Strategies
3a. Evaluate Sources3b. Primary vs. Secondary Sources3c. Types of Periodicals
4a. Paraphrasing4b. Notetaking
5a. Plagiarism5b. MLA Citation Style5c. Works Cited Examples5d. Copyright
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Writing Center

The Writing Center, located in Olin Library, Room 204, can help at all stages of the writing process--prewriting, drafting, revising and polishing. Students should bring a copy of the class assignment with them to the center.

HOURS (Fall 2015)
Sunday: 5-9 p.m.
Mon.-Wed.: 3-9 p.m.
Thursday: 4-9 p.m.

Students who need to make an appointment outside our regularly scheduled hours may call The Writing Center at ext. 7224 or Dr. Peter Meidlinger at ext. 7469. We encourage students from all disciplines to make use of our services.

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Research Process Overview

The research process typically includes five broad steps. Most often you complete one step before moving onto the next. However, there may be times when you will need to return to a previous step or complete multiple steps simultaneously.

Step 1.  Develop a topic
Develop Questions & Keywords | Find Background Information | Refine a Topic

Step 2. Locate information
Find Books |  | Find Articles |  Find Full TextFind Videos | Find Websites | Search Strategies

Step 3. Evaluate and analyze information and sources
Evaluate Sources | Primary v Secondary Sources | Types of Periodicals

Step 4. Use, organize and communicate information
  Paraphrasing | Notetaking |

Step 5. Comply with legal, ethical and moral standards
Plagiarism | MLA Citation Style | Works Cited Examples | Copyright


Recommended Books

Some titles on the research process.

Cover Art
The Internet Handbook for Writers, Researchers, and Journalists - Mary McGuire; Linda Stilborne; Melinda McAdams; Laurel Hyatt
ISBN: 1572305509
Publication Date: 2000-06-13
Pprovides a basic introduction to the Internet and describes specialized resources and tools. -- Find the best online databases, libraries, and omnibus sites -- Access hundreds of newspapers around the world --

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Research Strategies - William Badke
ISBN: 9780595477470
Publication Date: 2008-01-01
As a student in higher education, do you long for a simple, comprehensive guide to research? Here it is. Research Strategies is your indispensable guide to informational research.


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