Know your Assignment
Decide on a topic
Do an initial search of library and web resources
Turn your topic into a research question
Develop search strategy & identify keywords
The first step fo the research process is to know the assignment and what guidelines/requirements the professor has given. Take note of the following:
A good topic is:
Keep in mind, good research takes time and effort.
It is always good to brainstorm about your topic before jumping into a library or internet resource search. Your text book as well as the library's online catalog can help provide a good overview of your topic.
Creating a research question can help to focus your research. What about your topic do you want to research? What aspects of the subject interest you?
Determine your Search Strategy by looking at your research question/topic statement and identify keywords and concepts. The Keywords will help you when you begin searching library resources.
Using a search strategy
Identify the keywords