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S TEPS I N B EGINNING Y OUR R ESEARCH C HOOSE A TOPIC P LAN THE S EARCH Consider your research problem: What do you need to know and what are you trying to find out? Consider time period, place, person or group, event or aspect. Choose a topic that interests you! Decide what types of sources you will need : books, articles, encyclopedias, maps, newspapers, etc. Gather background information on the topic : explore your topic first—maybe start with a subject encyclopedia or other reference book for concise information, such as the Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Change , Sci-Eng Lib. Ref GE149 .E443 or, a search of the online Wikipedia , at wikipedia.org Use a question stem, such as those below, to help write a clear, focused research question: What is/was the role of . . . in . . . What are/were the effects/results of . . . Who/what influenced . . . to . . . What is/was the relationship between . . . and . . . How does/did . . . change . . . S EARCH FOR I NFORMATION P UT T OGETHER A L IST OF S OURCES What key terms will you use in searching to help answer this question? General, Related Words:
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This note was uploaded on 10/12/2008 for the course ENV S 1 taught by Professor Freudenburg during the Spring '07 term at UCSB.

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