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Get Your Research Started: The Basic Steps: Begin

Welcome! The resources on this guide are here to help you get started on your research. If you have trouble or have any questions, be sure to make an appointment with a librarian for one-on-one help!

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Get Your Research Started

4 basic steps to a successful research experience:

1. Define your topic

This includes developing a quality research question

2. Locate your information

Articles, books, newspapers, and more!

3. Evaluate your sources for quality and appropriateness

Use the CRAAP Test

4. Document your sources using citation styles (MLA, APA, ASA, etc.)