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Research Strategies

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Research Strategy:


1. Develop your research topic. 

Find background information about your topic. Then, identify keywords that represent your topic.


2. Find out what resources are available for your topic's subject area, and get to know your librarian.

Subject Guides   

3. Search a research database or resource, if you haven't already.

[Need help with search techniques? See "Preparing for Keyword Searching"]


4. Still need to find full text for citations you've found?

While you research, look for the Check for Full Text icon within our research databases.  If you still need to find full text from outside our research databases:

Check for Full Text at JMU


5. Need Help?


Have a suggestion?  Need help?  Ask Jenne Klotz.

This page was last reviewed by Jenne Klotz on 7/5/2011.

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