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A research guide devoted to criminal justice and police science.

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The Research Process



The Research Process

  1. Identify your information need
  2. Pre-research
  3. Create a research statement or question
  4. Develop a search strategy. Where will you look for information? This will depend on your information need.
  5. Locate information
  6. Evaluate sources
  7. Revise search, find more sources, and evaluate
  8. Answer question and cite sources



Keywords are the words you use to find information on your topic. When you search databases, use specific keywords instead of questions.

   "food insecurity" AND "college students"

   how does food insecurity impact college students?