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ENGL 1147.104: The Mystery in the Story: Search Strategy


Search strategy is a library term for the process of finding information in a logical, step-by-step manner. Using a search strategy insures that you will find the information or material you need as quickly and efficiently as possible.

The Seven Research Steps:

  1. Choose your topic
  2. Find background information
  3. Find books on your topic
  4. Find periodical articles
  5. Cite your sources

For help using library resources, try our Library Research, a Hypertext Guide - an online, hypertext-based tutorial on library research.

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