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You have completed

Chapter 1: 
Defining a Research Topic and 
Determining the Information Requirements


You should now be able to:

  • Identify the steps of an an effective research strategy.
  • Craft a research question.
  • Differentiate between a research topic and a report topic.
  • Identify the keywords or main concept in your topic.
  • Define a topic by broadening or narrowing the scope of your research.
  • Determine the information requirements of a research question, problem, or issue.
  • Select what types of sources and formats are needed.
  • Recognize the need to organize, evaluate, and cite resources.

Expert Advice

Here are some other great resources in the library that will help you succeed in college and beyond:

These are a few of the library resources to get you started, and you can always ask the librarians at the information desk for more.


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