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Research Process: Home

an introduction to the research process at a very basic level


You use research every day inside and outside the classroomThe same research methods are applied in your assignments, presentations, posts and more. It is crucial to master the navigation through this linear research process. In doing so, you will gain a lifelong skill of information literacy.

The steps of the research process vary depending on the research topic, assignment or research goal, but the core idea behind each step remains the same.

By developing a strategy for your research, you will be able to pick a reasonable topic, focus and organize your search, manage your time, and progress from general to specific resources etc.

Test your Knowledge!

Is the following topic too broad or too narrow: Distance Learning?
Too broad: 4 votes (28.57%)
Too narrow: 10 votes (71.43%)
Total Votes: 14
What are keywords? 
Words or short phrases that represent the main ideas of your topic: 2 votes (22.22%)
Words that unlock hidden Internet websites: 0 votes (0%)
Words you use to search in the library's catalogue and databases: 7 votes (77.78%)
Total Votes: 9
Where do you find peer-reviewed articles?
Library Databases: 4 votes (50%)
Web: 0 votes (0%)
Library Catalog: 4 votes (50%)
Total Votes: 8
How could you broaden a search on advertising?
advertising OR commercials: 4 votes (44.44%)
advertising AND commercials: 5 votes (55.56%)
Total Votes: 9

Reference and Outreach Librarian

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Elham Abdallah
USEK Library
Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK)
P. O. Box: 446
Jounieh, Lebanon
Subjects: Law, Reference