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For this tutorial, watch these three videos on picking your topic, brainstorming and searching. Then, do a practice search and use the Scan - Skim - Scan method to decide if an article is worth a really close reading. (If it is, you might want to check out the "Notetaking for Research" video.)
Picking your topic is research
Brainstorming Search Terms
Find the best resources in Articles & Books
Reading strategies for vetting sources for close reading