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Student Research

Have a project, homework assignment or just want to learn something new? Get started with all of NHCPL's Research Resources.

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Research Strategy

1. Develop your Question:

What is the goal of your research? What question  your research is planning to answer?

Take a look here for the fantastic interactive guide published by UNCW on developing your research question.

2. Preliminary Research

Take some time to research the subject. See what connections you can make in the material. Narrow your research down to a specific subject based on your results.

Click here to get started searching our databases for more information!

3. Create an Argument

What is the answer to your research question? Articulate your answer, and frame it by your research.

Click here to look at the guide published by UNC- Chapel Hill on the structure of a successful argument

4. Evaluate Your Sources

Not all information is relevant. Learn how to identify which sources are more credible than others. The better the sources, the better the paper!

Take a look here to view a quick video on evaluating your sources for credibility published by NC State University.

5. Get to Writing!

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