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First Year Experience: UNIV 1152

This guide is designed to introduce new students to RSU Libraries and the research process. The required library module for UNIV 1152 is also housed here.

The Research Process

Whenever you have a basic information need, you are likely to quickly type your query into Google and find a straightforward answer (such as looking up an address). This kind of research is very linear, but scholarly research is much different. 

Scholarly research involves more steps and is cyclical rather than linear. Once you select a topic for a research assignment and begin searching, you may find yourself constantly refining your topic or thesis. Throughout the research process, you may revisit previous steps again and again as you revise your topic. 

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You will find more information and help with each of these steps in the tabs on the left.