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Your Research Process

1. Prepare Your Search

Before you begin a search, you first need to focus on what information you want and how you might find it.

2. Select Search Tools

In order to search effectively, it is crucial to select the correct tools to perform online research.

3. Choose Search Strategies

After you've defined and narrowed a research topic, you need to identify your search terms and develop strategies to perform your search.

4. Evaluate Search Results

Once you've found enough resources, the next step is to evaluate the search results.

5. Incorporate Search Results in Your Writing

There are three methods to properly incorporate the ideas of others to support your research. They include paraphrasing, summarizing, and quoting.

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