This is the "Getting Started" page of the "Research Experience for Undergrads" guide.
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Welcome to the research guide REU.  This will help you get started with the research process. 


A Library Note


Starting your Research

Here are the steps to starting research. Use the tabs above to find resources and tutorials on this process.

 Step 1. Develop Your Topic

Select a Topic | Develop Research Questions

Step 2. Search Strategies

Identify Keywords | Develop Search Strategy | Refine your Topic as needed

Step 3.  Finding Reliable and Relevant Sources

Identify Subject Databases | Internet Sources

 Step 4.  Evaluate Information

Source Evaluation | Primary vs. Secondary Sources |

Types of Periodicals (Scholarly Articles | Trade | Magazine and Newspaper Articles)
Step 5. Comply with Professional & Academic Standards

Plagiarism | Paraphrasing | Citation Styles | Copyright

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