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Research: A Quick Start Guide

This guide will help you find resources and organize your research

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Getting started on your assignment 

Sometimes the hardest part of research is just getting started!  And where to start?  This research guide will lay out a basic plan for conducting research, it will be up to you to put it in action! 

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