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ENGW 103/104

Welcome! In this guide, you will find tools and information to help you with your research paper. Here is an overview to the guide:

  • Head to the Forming Your Topic page if you need help forming your research question. 
  • If you are ready to start your research, head to the Reference and Books page, which will discuss sources that can help you understand your topic. 
  • The Articles page describes the tools that can help you find the scholarly conversation surrounding your topic. 
  • Understanding Source Types explains the differences between scholarly, popular, and trade sources as well as primary, secondary, and tertiary sources. 
  • Evaluating Sources explains how to judge the credibility of websites.
  • Get Help offers information about resources (and people) who can help with your research project. 

The research cycle is continuous; as you form your topic and search for information, you will begin to refine your topic and change your search strategies.