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Library Basic Research (ENG 101/103, SPH 131)  

Basic introduction to library use and the research process
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Background Information

Reference books, whether in paper or online, can give background, as well as definitions, basic knowledge, scope of the topic area, important people and statistics, and some citations to get you started.

Beginning the Research Process

Choosing a topic and beginning your research can be an intertwined process.


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Struggling to come up with a topic?  Use the Idea Generator!  On the right you will find a number of broad categories.  Click on a category to browse it and explore some ideas- then devise a more specific topic that can be turned into a research question.

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