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The Research Process: A How-To Guide: Intro

This guide walks you through the seven steps of the research process.

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      Use this guide if you're new to conducting-college level research or need some guidance with getting started.  It breaks down the research process into seven steps and gives you helpful examples, resources, and tips at each step along the way.

      1. Define your topic
      2. Find background information
      3. Find books
      4. Find articles
      5. Find Internet resources
      6. Evaluate your sources
      7. Cite your sources

      If you need help at any stage, use the Ask a Librarian info at left to get in touch with a Reference Librarian.  We can help you focus your topic, develop a good search strategy, find resources, and cite your sources properly.

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      Mimi Guessferd
      Geisel Library
      Saint Anselm College
      100 Saint Anselm Drive #1746
      Manchester, NH 03102
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