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How To Do Research: Introduction

A guide on how to conduct academic research.

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Introduction

By developing a strategy to approach your topic and using keywords that break your topic into searchable concepts, you will save time and increase your efficiency.

This guide will give you Five Strategies to increase your efficiency when searching library databases.

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