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Begin Research: Dive Into a Sea of Resources!

Dive Into a Sea of Resources!

Tip
Is there enough information for your topic? If not, review the earlier steps for starting your research. It's normal to refine and revise your topic multiple times.

Browse through general sources to get familiar with your topic. You will find many sources for locating background information.  Remember our point from earlier in this tutorial: the source you select will determine what you find.  Make sure you spend your time looking in the right places.

Click each stage of research below to see the types of sources you need.

Get an Overview of Your Topic

Encyclopedias, websites, Wikipedia

Learn More About the Details of Your Topic

Books, newspapers, news sources, magazines

Find More Specific Information on Aspects of Your Topic

Scholarly journals, statistical sources, government information

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