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JAPN 402: Advance Japanese II: To Start the Research

Getting Additional Help

How to Develop Research Questions/Topics

Before you begin the search,
Think about:
1) What does the assignment ask you to do? And where does your research fit into the topic?
2) What kinds of scholarship is available on the topic you are researching?

--- 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?

Diagram explain BEAM Model (see PDF)

Where to start your search?

Summon logo  can help you search the library catalog (OBIS), many of the full text and article indexing databases, as well as digital repositories from colleges, universities, research centers, and other open-access archives on the web. 

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