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Writing 1380: RESEARCH

Research Steps: Overview

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 Research Steps:

  1. Choose your topic
  2. Find background information
  3. Find books on your topic
  4. Find articles
  5. Evaluate sources
  6. Cite your sources
  7. Get help


Click on the tabs above to see selected resources for some of these steps in the porcess.

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Tony Cosgrave
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Cornell University

Ithaca, NY 14853

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