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Research Process

These pages offer an introduction to the research process at a very general level.

Database Research Log

Keeping track of what progress you have made in your research is an important part of the research process. What databases have you tried? What search terms and limiters have you used? Did you discover new keywords that you would like to try in future searches? What search techniques have been successful and unsuccessful? Knowing the answers questions such as these can help prevent you from conducting duplicate research, or from overlooking valuable resources.

The Database Research Log is a simple tool to keep you on track during your database research. Download and save a copy of this log to record what search terms and techniques you have used or plan to use.

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