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Research Path

Getting started

Unsure how or where to start
a research paper? 
Don’t Panic!

Try Lemieux Library’s
5-step Research Path.

The Research Path is presented as a step-by-step guide. However, the research process is often cyclical and you may find yourself rethinking and repeating some of the steps once you begin your investigation. Be open and flexible. Give yourself enough time to work through the process.

In this guide you will learn how to:

  1. Choose a Topic
  2. Find Background Information
  3. Find More Information 
  4. Evaluate Your Information 
  5. Cite Your Sources

Need Additional Help?

Sign up for a one-on-one research consultation if you need help with finding the right resources. You may also want to make an appointment with a writing consultant at the Writing Center or a tutor with the Learning Assistance Programs.

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