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Research Process
The Research Process


So you just got assigned a research project ... How do you know where to begin? Research projects, essays, or anything that requires citing sources can be intimidating, but we are here to help.

Your job is to stay calm, know you can do it, hang in there and go step by step!

The Research Process Calculator is a handy free tool offered by Minitex -- it can help you plan your project and let you know the steps that you should be taking along the way. 

Click Basic Steps in the Research Process


Essential Question

Crafting your essential question is one of the most important parts of a research process -- use these tips to help you get there!

Types of Sources

Your teacher may ask you to cite different types of sources -- it's important to know the differences between them! 

Creating a Bibliography

Having a robust bibliography is an essential part of the research process, but citing sources can be confusing. We have some great tools available to help you "cite right."