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This guide will help you with your research skills for your WRD 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
Use the Brainstorming Keywords Worksheet to help you develop your research topic and to help you answer the questions on the follow-up research exercise.