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Steps in the Research Process

Step One: Pre-research & topic background and develop list of keywords associated with your topic

Step Two: Search for appropriate sources (required: books, reference books, databases) using keywords and Boolean search

Step Three: Create citations for all sources used (ongoing)

           Use Easybib

Step Four: Develop statement of purpose & essential questions

Step Five: Take notes using electronic or print note-taking tool

          Use  Easybib or print notetaking form

Step Six: Develop thesis statement

Step Seven: Organize Notes and Outline

           Use Easybib or print outline form

Step Eight: Write works cited

Step Nine: Write first draft and incorporate in-text citations

Step Ten: Write final draft


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