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Stephen Decatur High School Research Guide: Basic research guides

How do I...?

Use the guides in the center column to find help in these ways:

  • Better understand a research assignment
  • Choose a research topic
  • Know which tools to use in order to find information sources
  • Know how to search the tools quickly and effectively
  • Learn how to cricitally evaluate inforamation
  • Understand and develop an annotated bibliography

Identify a topic & find sources

Identify a topic that you can relate to a strong opinion. Use links 1-3 for this.

  1. How do I Select a Research Topic?
  2. How do I develop Keywords to search for sources?
  3. Keyword Exercise (handout)

Now that you have a topic and some keywords, start to create your Annotated Bibliography.

How do I create an Annotated Bibliography?

How do I evaluate sources I've found on the internet?

How do I find a Book?

How do I find Articles?

How do I critically evaluate my sources?

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