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Developing a good research question:
Often the most difficult part of the research process, developing a research question is also the most critical. Until your question is strong and focused, it will be very hard to move on to the next step where you search for high-quality information to answer your research question.
There are a number of steps you can take to ensure success at this stage of your research project:
- Talk to a Librarian
- Consult an encyclopedia
Choose from dozens of general or specialized encyclopedias to provide
additional information on your topic. Bibliographies from these resources
can lead you to additional research sources.
- Try our "Crafting a Research Question" tutorial - COMING SOON!