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This is a guide designed to help students find quality resources when researching the basic facts and experiences of a person's life which has been written by someone else.

Starting Point

Step 1:  Think about your topic!  What questions are you trying to answer?

Step 2:  List terms that best represent the main concepts of your topic.

  • Founding Fathers
  • American Independence
  • George Washington

If nothing comes to mind, it is time to do some background research!

keyword strategy

Background Sources

Research Strategy

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