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researchsteps: Investigate

Step 2

Step 2: Investigate

(At this stage you may feel:  Anxiety, confusion, doubt)

  1. Design a plan.

  2. Use search strategies, resources, and inquiry tools (ex Research log).

  3. Evaluate sources using CRAAP

    1. Currency

    2. Relevance

    3. Authority

    4. Accuracy

    5. Purpose

  4. Summarize important information and take notes.

  5. Practice ethics and cite sources.

  6. Reflect (and collaborate?).

One Perfect Source?

From North Carolina State University

"Your topic seemed so great! So why can't you find any information on it? If you're looking for an all-in-one source that addresses your topic perfectly, you might need a different approach"

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