The purpose of this guide is to familiarize you with the best resources for research in communication.
- Identify broad topic - Click here for help focusing your topic.
- Conduct pre-resarch to narrow your topic
- Write a thesis/argument - Keep in mind, this will change throughout the course of your research. You may have to revise your argument or thesis statement as you research and understand your topic better. Click here for help writing a thesis.
- Conduct your research - The sources you find should support your thesis statement or argument. Be sure to start early - you may need to order articles through Interlibrary Loan, which can take up to two weeks.
- Write your paper
- Cite your sources - Using APA style, cite direct quotes, summaries and paraphrases in the text of your paper, and provide a bibliography or works cited list of all the materials used in your paper. Why cite? Check out this tutorial from UCLA.
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