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River View Library Research Process: Selecting a Topic

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Getting Started

Use the steps below to guide you through the process of selecting a research topic.

Step 1: Brainstorm for ideas. ...

Step 2: Read General Background Information. ...

Step 3: Focus on Your Topic. ...

Step 4: Make a List of Useful Keywords. ...

Step 5: Be Flexible. ...

Step 6: Define Your Topic as a Focused Research Question.

Selecting a Topic

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