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Research: Step by Step

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Getting Started

Confused about research? This guide is designed to help walk you through the research process step by step, from choosing your topic to citing your sources. It can be overwhelming to start a new research assignment, but this guide should help make the process simpler. And if you're still having trouble or want one-on-one help from a librarian, just look to the Ask a Librarian box to the left for assistance!

Let's get started with Step 1: Choose your topic.

Illustration of the research steps