1a. Select a Topic1b. Develop Research Questions1c. Identify Keywords1d. Find Background Information1e. Refine a Topic
2a. Find Books2b. Find Articles2c. Find Websites2d. Search Strategies
3a. Evaluate Sources3b. Primary vs. Secondary Sources3c. Types of Periodicals
4a. Paraphrasing4b. Notetaking
5a. Plagiarism5b. Works Cited Examples5c. Copyright
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Recommended Books

Recommended titles on the research process available on Reserve (2 hour use) in the library.

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Keys for Writers - Ann Raimes; Susan K. Miller-Cochran
Call Number: Perm Reserve 808.066378 R1329k 2014
ISBN: 9781111841751
Publication Date: 2013-01-31

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MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers - Modern Language Association of America
Call Number: PermReserve Ref 808.027 M699 2009
ISBN: 9781603290241
Publication Date: 2009

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A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Eighth Edition - Kate L. Turabian; Wayne C. Booth (Revised by); Gregory G. Colomb (Revised by); University of Chicago Press Staff (Revised by); Joseph M. Williams (Revised by)
Call Number: Perm Reserve 808.066378 T84m 2013
ISBN: 9780226816388
Publication Date: 2013-03-28

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Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association - American Psychological Association
Call Number: Perm Reserve Ref 808.06615 Am35p 2010
ISBN: 1433805618
Publication Date: 2010


Research Process Overview

The research process typically includes five broad steps. Most often you complete one step before moving onto the next. However, there may be times when you will need to return to a previous step or complete multiple steps simultaneously.

Step 1. Develop a topic
Selecting a Topic | Develop Research Questions | Identify Keywords | Find Background Information | Refine a Topic

Step 2. Locate information
Find Books | Find Articles | Find Websites | Search Strategies

Step 3. Evaluate and analyze information and sources
Evaluate Sources | Primary v Secondary Sources | Types of Periodicals

Step 4. Use, organize and communicate information
Notetaking | Paraphrasing

Step 5. Complies with legal, ethical and moral standards
Plagiarism | Works Cited ExamplesCopyright


Research Process Overview

Video and program notes have been posted with permission from Bob Baker, Library Director, Pima Community College.  Note that the rest of the video series is not in this guide.  However, the guide's tabs do approxmiate the content of Baker's series.

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