1a. Select a Topic1b. Develop Research Questions1c. Identify Keywords
2a. Find Background Information2b. Refine a Topic2c. Use Effective Search Strategies
3a. Find Books3b. Find Videos and Images3c. Find Scholarly Articles3d. Find Popular and Newspaper Articles3e. Find Websites
4a. Source Evaluation4b. Primary vs. Secondary Sources4c. Types of Periodicals
5a. Plagiarism5b. Paraphrasing5c. Citation Style5d. Works Cited Examples5e. Copyright
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About This Guide

This guide will help you locate the sources you need for your World Politics research. The instructions walk you through the research process and show you how to find both print and electronic books and journal articles on a wide range of topics.


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 Your Topic
Select a Topic | Develop Research Questions | Identify Keywords

Step 2. Search Strategies
Find Background Information | Refine a Topic | Use Effective Search Strategies

Step 3. Find Credible and Relevant Sources
Find Books | Find Videos and Images | Find Scholarly Articles | Find Popular and Newspaper Articles | Find Websites

Step 4. Evaluate Information
Source Evaluation | Primary vs. Secondary Sources | Types of Periodicals

Step 5. Comply with Legal, Ethical and Moral Standards
Plagiarism | Paraphrasing | Citation Styles | Works Cited ExamplesCopyright

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