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CMAT 100 Kjeldsen: Research Guide

Research as a process

Sometimes it helps to have a basic approach for gathering information related to a topic.
The process below can help you to begin gathering information for your presentation outline and collection of information sources.

1. Explore topic basics (non-library web sources that you must critically evaluate for quality)
2. Well-established topic history (library catalog: books)
3. Topic scholarship (library databases: journal articles)
4. Support your argument (cite and attribute credit using a "style")
5. Drafts & revisions (research librarians & learning commons)

Manage & Organize

EasyBib Academic Edition

Create an account in Easybib and start to manage information sources for this assignment.

No technology is perfect; use Easybib as a quick starting point, but always check each and every citation with examples from instructor-recommended resources for this class.