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Resources for English coursework. Includes information about academic research, databases, and citation styles.


When writing a paper or developing a presentation, you will need to do research to find the information that you'll use as evidence to support your argument, introduce a counter argument or challenge, or to simply introduce new information to the reader.

Academic and professional research requires more than just a quick Google search and the cutting and pasting of a few relevant quotes.

This research guide will take you step by step through the research process and show you how to use the library and internet search engines to find relevant, credible sources.

eBooks: Writing & Research

About Writing: A Guide

Research Process

The research process can be approached in six steps, but remember that these steps might not be linear and you may find yourself needing to re-visit a step.

1. Identify & Focus Topic

2. Locate & Read Background Information

3. Locate Credible, Academic Sources

4. Evaluate

5. Write

6. Cite

Library Research

From University of British Columbia (UBC LEAP)

Argument & Critical Thinking


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