- Choose your topic
- Focus your topic
- Identify key concepts
- Identify potential and
- Prepare a search strategy
- Search for Information
- Evaluate your information
- Write your paper
- Create a bibliography
- Completing your paper
- Think critically about what you read.
- Are the sources scholarly or popular?
- Is the writer considered an authority on your topic?
- Are the materials you find timely, accurate, and unbiased?
- In short, determine whether you can trust your sources.