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How to Develop Research Questions/Topics
Before you begin the search,
1) What does the assignment ask you to do? And where your research fits into the topic?
2) What kinds of scholarship available on the topic you are doing research?
--- To understand the types of sources: PRIMARY SOURCES vs SECONDARY SOURCES
3) Are there scholars who disagree about the topic or have different positions about the topic?
THE BEAM MODEL
Annotated bibliography tip sheet
This sheet helps you to understand what an annotated bibliography is, explains your job as a researcher as your compile it, and gives some helpful questions to consider along the way.
Annotated bibliography worksheet
This worksheet is designed to help you ask and answer questions as you're reading each document that you're considering. It also gives you some practice distilling that information down into a brief summary.