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Getting Started

Where Do I Start?

Do you have an assignment to write a research paper but you’re not sure where to start? Take a deep breath and begin by carefully reading the assignment requirements. This will help you understand the work you need to do.

In this tutorial, you will learn about:

  • Understanding your assignment and choosing a topic
  • Identifying synonyms and keywords
  • The timeline for producing scholarly information
  • The resources available throughout the information cycle
  • The types of information used and produced in different disciplines