General Tips For The Research Process

 

1. WORK FROM THE GENERAL TO THE SPECIFIC

Find background information first, then use more specific and recent sources

2. RECORD WHAT YOU FIND AND WHERE YOU FOUND IT

Record the complete citation for each source you find because you may need it later

3. TRANSLATE YOUR TOPIC INTO THE SUBJECT LANGUAGE OF THE INDEXES AND CATALOGS YOU USE

Check your topic words against a thesaurus or subject heading list

 

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