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Research 101: Getting Started: Home

Know how to choose a good topic, create a good search, & read critically.

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Use the links below & the tabs above to go through this site, step-by-step.

  1. Choosing a Manageable Research Topic 
  2. Developing Good Search Strategy 
  3. Reading Effectively
  4. Planning your Research
  5. Where to Go from Here 

Research 101: Getting Started with the Research

In this interactive module, we will walk through the process of doing research for your papers, developing effective search strategy to find what you need, & engaging effectively the research literature you find.

What will I learn in this Module?

When you have successfully completed this module, you will be equipped to begin the research process. You will learn how to:

  • Determine a manageable research topic
  • Generate good keywords to use in your search 
  • Combine your keywords into an effective search strategy
  • Read effectively for recall, learning, &  synthesis
  • Know how to engage with scholarly research articles
  • Know where to go for help with your papers & your research