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The Research Process

This guide will give you a brief overview of the different steps in the research process.

In-Depth Research

After you complete your background research and have a working research question and thesis statement, you are ready to begin more in-depth research!

In-depth research involves searching for longer, more specific sources to find information about your topic. There are many places where you can do in-depth research, including the library catalog and the library databases.


The library has many databases that can help you find sources; some are very specific to certain topics and others are more general. Below is a list of databases that would be a good choice for in-depth research.

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Use the search box below to search for books at the SCC Library.