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Mass Communication / Journalism Concentration: The Research Process

Subject Research Guide -- Mass Communication / Journalism Concentration

The Research Process

Doing research is a process.  It is not always "linear,"  following a straight line from selecting your topic to getting all of your information to writing your paper and citing your sources.  Take a look at the flowchart below:


You can see that you may have to revisit certain steps in the process - particularly at the beginning of your research - depending on the search terms that you select, the amount of information that you retrieve, the type of information that you find, etc.

Let's get started - Click on the arrow to the right of the "Getting Started" tab above and click on "Reference Resources" to start searching for information in our reference collection.