Part 1: Start Your Research Process

Questions to Consider

As you read Part 1, consider the following:

  • How would you define the information need for your research project scenario?
  • Do you need to do any background reading to prepare for your research project scenario?
  • What type of sources do you use every day?
  • How do you discover those sources?

Part 1: Start Your Research Process Outline

The following ten chapters are in Part 1:

  • Reflecting On Your Understanding of Information Creation
  • Defining an Information Need
  • Developing a Research Topic
  • Background Reading
  • Information Sources
  • “Scholarly” Sources
  • Different Sources for Different Needs
  • Search Tools
  • Different Search Tools for Different Sources
  • Start Your Research Process Summary

It should take approximately 75 minutes to complete Part 1.

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Introduction to Finding Information by Kirsten Hostetler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.