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Research 101 for New Engineers  

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About This Guide

This guide will walk you through the research process and show you how to find resources appropriate for your paper.


Starting your Research

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 and Newspaper Articles)

Step 5. Comply with Professional & Academic Standards

Plagiarism | Paraphrasing | Citation Styles | Copyright

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