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English 1121

Research basics for students writing about literature, current social issues, or discourse communities.

Getting Started with Research

Writing about a novel, short story, or poems? Get tips on how to find and integrate literary criticism into your paper. Writing about a community or want to know learn about how different communities think about an issue or idea? Learn more about different genres and get research tips. Writing about a social, cultural, or political issue? Find recommended sources available through the library databases.



Most good research projects start with a well developed research question. Start with a question and then break down concepts into keywords you can use to conduct searches for articles and books.