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Start My Research

A guide to getting started with your research project.

Background Research

Locate background information on your topic in order to:

1. Bring you up to speed in an unfamiliar area of study

2. Start a list of keywords and synonyms that describe your topic; these will be used during your database searching

3. Assure yourself that enough information is available on your topic, or provide some ideas about how the topic may be narrowed.


 •   your textbook

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