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Learn to use the LPC Library's online resources for your research project
Tuesday, December 1 from 3:00-4:00 pm on Zoom
Check your Poli20 (Torres) Canvas announcements for the meeting link and ID or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following your professor's assignment, you will research one country and their institutions and processes to gain knowledge of different political systems around the world.
Be sure you understand the requirements of the research project. Read it carefully and ask questions if you need clarification. Contact an LPC Librarian if you need help with using library resources to locate credible resources and how to cite your the sources you include in your paper.
The Research Cycle
1. Explore Your Topic
Before you settle on a topic, it's a good idea to do some background research first. The library is a great source for background information!
3. Search For Sources
After you've refined your topic, it's time to start searching for sources. Do you need books, articles, or something else?
2. Refine Your Topic
Now that you've done some background research, it's time to narrow your topic. Remember: the shorter your final paper, the narrower your topic needs to be.
4. Evaluate Your Sources
It's always a good idea to evaluate sources before using them in your assignment. Do you need to have scholarly sources or the most recent research?