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ENG: College Composition : West Potomac High School Dual Enrollment (AL)

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For individual research help, schedule an appointment to meet with a librarian.


This resource guide will provide resources and search strategies for stages of the research process.  You will most likely be moving between these stages throughout the research process, since research builds on itself.





Focused Searching

Is there information written about your topic?
What are some ways to focus the topic?

Write down: main ideas, vocabulary, important events, key people and organizations, key issues or controversies

Where to explore:
   Article databases


Once you have identified a topic, search for sources you can use in your paper.

Use the key words and ideas you discovered during the exploration stage as search terms to focus on a specific aspect of a topic in article databases.