Research Skills for WRD 110 & 111
This guide will help you hone your research skills for your WRD 110/111 assignments.
Click on either the pages above or the links below to walk through the steps of the research process.
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 - 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