African American Studies Library Resources

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Getting Started

Building a Research Project 

Phase 1: Topic Development & Research Planning
  1. Identify a problem / choose a topic

  2. Gather background information

  3. Develop a hypothesis (NOT a thesis) 

Phase 2: Gathering Information & Building Knowledge
  1. Formulate research questions
  2. Identify search terms
  3. Collect sources to build knowledge 
Phase 3: Information Analysis & Knowledge Production
  1. Analyze & Interpret sources 
  2. Formulate a thesis 
  3. Report findings & conclusions

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