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What Is Research?

"Research" implies any in-depth scholarly or creative project in which a student engages in the scholarly work of the discipline with a goal of creating new knowledge or perspectives. Every research project has the following basic steps:

  • Ask a question, or pose a problem or envision a creative work
  • Research how others have approached a similar problem and develop your process
  • Find the answer or create the work
  • Communicate the knowledge or present the creative work 

Critical Reading

Identifying Keywords

Search Strategies