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MTE580 - Materials Science & Engineering Seminar - Zhong: Academic Research Process

Steps in the Academic Research Process

  1. Identifying your research topic/question, i.e., what is your information need?
  2. What are the main concepts of your research topic, and what are their keywords and their synonyms?
  3. Where do you find this information?
  4. How do you know this is the “right” information i.e., how do you evaluate the information?
  5. How do you properly document and cite that information?

Reading Scholarly/Scientific Journal Articles