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Library Research Skills for College Students: Step-by-Step

A step-by-step in-depth start to finish guide through the research process.

How to Explore a Topic

Thinking exploring iconThings to think about while you are exploring your topic!

  • Did you learn anything in class about your topic?
  • What are other people saying about your topic? 
    • Have you seen information reported in the news?
    • Who is writing or reporting this material?  
      • What credentials do they have?
      • Might they be biased?
  • Adopt an "explorer" mindset
    • You're looking for the research that exists about your topic
    • Do not start with a picture in mind of what you want to find

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