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The research process can be daunting. Where do you start? Research is an iterative process - research questions may evolve as you dive into the scholarly literature or explore how your topic is currently framed in the news; if your project involves collecting data, your literature review may take different shapes as you determine prominent themes.
Below are a few tips and strategies to get started. UCI Libraries also has a few self-paced tutorials to stimulate your thinking and support you as you work through your research process.
Google Scholar searches for scholarly literature in a simple, familiar way. You can search across many disciplines and sources at once to find articles, books, theses, court opinions, and content from academic publishers, professional societies, some academic web sites, and more. See the Google Scholar inclusion guidelines for more about what’s in Google Scholar.
When you find a promising resource, try the following strategies to find additional material: