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CMP104 Introduction to Literature - Green: The Research Process

The Research Process

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Being a successful researcher depends on understanding the process and skills required to research. These skills, called information literacy skills, can guide you through your research.

"Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to 'recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information'" (ACRL, Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education). 

The research process is your map to planning how to approach your topic. Use the diagrams that follow and the links in the Tools section to assist you on how to proceed with your research.