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Conducting Research

Tips from your Washington University librarians on locating, evaluating, and citing sources used in your research.

The Research Process

Step 1: Exploring Your Research Idea and Constructing Your Search


Step 2:  Finding Background Information


Step 3:  Gathering More Information


Step 4:  Locating Current Research


Step 5:  Evaluating Your Sources


Step 6:  Cite What You Find in Discipline-Appropriate Format