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POS 1041 PBSC - American Government: The Research Cycle

The Research Cycle

6. Reflection

What went right? What went wrong? Use reflection to keep improving as you move on to your next paper or project!

4. Evaluating

What did you find? Use these to evaluate your sources:

The Library Research Cycle

Scholarship is a Conversation

2. Background

Use reference sources like encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks or even the internet to get a general overview of your topic. Use this information to help narrow and focus your research topic, and generate keywords.

3. Finding Your Way

Searching & Sources:

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