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Research 101

Academic Research

Academic research goes beyond a simple Google search. It is a flexible, non-linear process that requires you to think critically and seek quality answers to your questions using a variety of tools.  Although research can sometimes be confusing and frustrating, it can also be very rewarding once the tools and methods become familiar. All it takes is a little bit of practice and patience!

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Throughout the research process, you will need to DISCOVER sources of information, INTERPRET meaning, EVALUATE for authority, CONNECT ideas, and INFER from evidence. Use the navigational tabs above to learn valuable researching techniques and to explore each concept more in-depth!

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