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i-CONNECT: Step 1. Start Smart: Selecting Resources

Best resources for your needs?

Below are examples of types of resources to get started:

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Background information, such as the causes of the Civil War or statistics on the number of children immunized against diseases in the United States


Books or Encyclopedias

Popular articles about diseases or social trends


Current information about a speech yesterday by the head of Google


Newspapers or Web Resources

Scholarly articles about drug abuse or DNA



 Follow the steps below to learn better research skills:

 1. Start Smart    NEXT STEP: 2. Develop a Topic    3. Find Information    4. Evaluate    5. Cite Sources

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