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The Research Process: A Step-By-Step Guide: Step 2: Locate Information

This guide walks you through the steps of the research process.

Steps to Locating Information


Research typically involves using a variety of sources including:

  • encyclopedias and dictionaries,
  • books
  • articles from newspapers, magazines and journals,
  • statistical sources, and
  • websites.

To create the most effective and efficient searches, utilize the search strategies listed under Step 2: Locate Information.

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Types of Sources

Before starting your research, it's important to understand the types of information sources available. This video provides a broad overview of the information you can find in sources such as books, encyclopedias, almanacs, periodicals, electronic resources and more.

Video and program notes have been posted with permission from Pima Community College.


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College of Coastal Georgia