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Research Foundations: Start Here

Welcome!

Welcome to Polk State College Library's Research Foundations self-paced, open course! The lessons presented here aim to give you a working knowledge of the research skills your instructors are expecting from you. Proficiency in these skills not only helps to produce better projects, but makes the entire process easier and more efficient! 

To get started, choose a path below. At any time, you can click on the navigation at the top to return to previous sections or skip sections that may already be familiar. Let's start developing your research skills!

     

Chapter 1
Information Basics

Chapter 1

Chapter 2
Begin Your Research

Chapter 2

Chapter 3
Find Books & Media

Chapter 3

Chapter 4
Find Articles

Chapter 4

Chapter 5
Cite Your Sources

Chapter 5

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