UC 1010: The Research Process

The Formal Research Process

Many people don’t realize it, but there is actually a formalized “process” to research.  This process will help you narrow or broaden your research in the beginning.  You will also likely see a pattern as to how the research process incorporates with the writing process.

You will see what the basics steps are in the image below.

Read the PDF underneath this text titled "Research and Stuff: Strategies for the Beginning Academic Researcher" in order to glean how each step is a building block upon the previous step.  This PDF will refer you to other sections of this Library Guide and the tutorials within it so that you can see how to apply different tools at the appropriate time during your research.

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