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Research Process

This libguide walks the reader through the Information Search Process as outlined by Dr. Carol Kuhlthau.

The goal of this guide is for you to be able to:

  • recognize the information search process and what step you are on
  • explore and find background information on a topic
  • narrow a topic
  • generate keywords
  • tell the difference between scholarly and popular sources of information
  • navigate the RVCC Library website
  • find more helpful information