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Research Help

The Research Process

Your research needs will vary depending upon your project or discipline, but there are some basic strategies that will serve you well throughout the process. If you have questions or want some more specific guidance, just ASK A LIBRARIAN!

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Time Management Tips

  • Fully understand your assignment before starting.
  • Create a schedule. Plan ahead and stick to your schedule! You can create your own assignment schedule through the University at Buffalo Libraries' Assignment Calculator.
  • Write an outline to follow after you have completed your preliminary background research and thesis statement.
  • Break your research and writing into smaller tasks. You won’t feel so overwhelmed!
  • Allow yourself enough time to request and receive the necessary sources (books, articles, etc.)

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