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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.

Resources:

 •   your textbook

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