Step 1. Develop a topicSelect a Topic | Develop Research Questions | Identify Keywords | Find Background Information | Refine a Topic
Step 2. Locate informationBooks & E-Books | Videos & Images | Articles | Websites | Grey Literature | Search Strategies
Step 3. Evaluate and analyze information Evaluate Sources | Primary vs Secondary | Types of Periodicals
Step 4. Write, organize, and communicate information Take Notes | Outline the Paper | Incorporate Source Material | Annotated Bibliographies | Lit Reviews
Step 5. Cite sources Avoid Plagiarism | How to Read a Citation | APA Style | Chicago/Turabian Style | MLA Citation Style | Other Citation Styles
Thanks to Lori Micho of Johnson and Wales University for permission to use their guide as a template for this one. The work of the librarians at the J&W Denver campus on this great guide deserves recognition.