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Research Skills: Step-By-Step: Get Started

This guide will help you to develop your research skills and better understand the research process.

Research Process Overview

Step 1. Analyse your topic
Keywords & Questions | Find Background Information

Step 2. Search for information
Search Strategies | Finding Resources | Using Databases | Searching the Web

Step 3. Evaluate information
Primary vs Secondary Sources | Types of Journals

Step 4. Write and organise information
Take Notes | Develop an Outline | Incorporate Source Material

Step 5. Reference

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