Research Skills for WRD 110 & 111
This guide will help you with your research skills for your WRD 110/111 assignments.
The research process typically includes five broad steps.
Most often you complete one step before moving onto the next. But sometimes you will need to return to a previous step or complete multiple steps simultaneously.
Step 1. Develop Your Topic - Tips for generating ideas and defining your research topic
Select a Topic | Identify Keywords
Step 2. Search Strategies - Find background on your topic. Learn what to do if you are finding too much or too little.
Refine a Topic
Step 3. Find Credible and Relevant Sources < Opens new page
Books, Magazine and Newspaper Articles, Scholarly Articles, Primary Sources, Websites, Videos and Images for your WRD projects.
Step 4. Evaluate Information - Is the website you found reliable? How do you know?
Types of Periodicals
Step 5. About Plagiarism - Understand what it is and how NOT to plagiarize
Citation Help | Works Cited Examples