Research QuickStart--

Get a quick start on your research project by following 3 simple steps.


The best way to complete your research project is to get started on it right away. That's what this tutorial is about. It provides a few simple suggestions to help you get going.

Make no mistake. Research is a very demanding activity. Even the greatest expert can still learn a lot about the research process. But, since every journey begins with a single step, let's get started:

  1. Use reference books to get an overview and to identify key books and articles.
  2. Use books to get synoptic detail and depth.
  3. Use newspaper, magazine, and journal articles to add detail and subtlety.

After you work through these 3 steps, you'll be ready to wrap things up by writing a really outstanding research paper.

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