Welcome to the library's guide to the research process. Please use the tabs above (or the links below) to navigate through this tutorial.
The research process typically includes five broad steps. Most often you complete one step before moving onto the next. However, there may be times when you will need to return to a previous step or complete multiple steps simultaneously.
Step 1. Develop a Topic
Select a Topic | Develop Research Questions | Identify Keywords | Find Background Information | Refine a Topic
Step 2. Locate Information
Find Books | Find Videos | Find Articles | Find Websites | Search Strategies
Step 3. Evaluate and Analyze Information and Sources
Evaluate Sources | Primary vs. Secondary Sources | Types of Periodicals
Step 4. Using your Resources Legally and Ethically
Plagiarism | Citation Style | Copyright | Using Your Resources
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We would like to thank the Denver Campus Library, Johnson & Wales University for the use of some sections of this guide.
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