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Research Starter Toolkit

This guide will help you learn how to use library resources in order to complete your research. Here you will learn how to access library databases, journal articles, books, and more.

Choosing a Research Topic & Research Question

The following pages will guide you through the process of brainstorming and selecting a research topic, narrowing your topic to an appropriate scope, and formulating your topic as a research question. 


Research Paper v. Report

Remember--a research paper is different than a report. The chart below illustrates what makes a research paper different from a report: 


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