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1.  Brainstorm your research questions and keywords  on your topic

2.  Find articles on your topic using the library databases

3.  Find a book on your topic -- print or electronic

4.  Find a relevant, reliable website

5.  Start to draft your annotated bibliography



1.  Look up your author in Literature Resource Center

2.  Review your research questions & keywords

3.  Look up your author in SuperSearch

4.  Find a book on your author -- print or electronic

5.  Start to draft your annotated bibliography



CQ Researcher - Reports on public policy issues
CREDO reference  - Subject encyclopedias & dictionaries
Gale Opposing Viewpoints  - Background on controversial issues



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Research Questions

Start with your broad topic

Brainstorm specific research questions.  Try asking questions such as Why?  Who?  How?  When?  Where?  In what ways?

Look for broad questions that can be further divided into more narrow, specific questions.

And continue to narrow your focus...

Review your topic map.  Which questions are you most interested in?  Which are the best fit for your assignment?  Highlight keywords and phrases you can use to search for information on this topic.

Source:  UCLA Library Inquiry Labs

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