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The Research Process: Step 4

An overview of the Research Process, which includes information about search strategies, how to choose and refine topics, kinds of resources, and citing sources

Worksheets

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Narrow or Broaden the Topic

If you find far too much background information on your topic, consider picking a sub-topic that interests you. Use search vocabulary you labeled "narrower topic" from Step 2 (Develop Search Vocabulary).

If you find far too little background information on your topic, consider choosing a broader topic. Use search vocabulary you labeled "broader topic."

You can often find narrower and broader topics by revisiting the background information you found about your topic in Step 3.

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