There are many forms research can take; several of these methods are described below*.
* Based on The Elements of Library Researchby Mary W. George.
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Academic research is is a multi-step process that doesn't always go in a straight line; you may find yourself returning to previous stages as you refine your topic. Steps include
We recommend you become familiar with the types of sources required for your research project: