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STEM Research Topics

This guide supports research for Mr. Chukwu's ECHS STEM project.

Guide to Researching STEM Topics

STEM Topics

Use the resources in this guide to find library resources, such as articles, books, and videos, on topics related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Make sure that you pay attention to the search tips and examples provided on each page. They will help make your research more successful. If you are having trouble finding sources for your assignment, ask a librarian for help.

Research Basics

1. Explore Your Topic

Before you settle on a topic, it's a good idea to do some background research first. The library is a great source for background information!

Explore

2. Refine Your Topic

Now that you've done some background research, it's time to narrow your topic. Remember: the shorter your final paper, the narrower your topic needs to be.

Refine

3. Search For Sources

After you've refined your topic, it's time to start searching for sources. Do you need books, articles, or something else?

Start Searching for Sources

4. Evaluate Your Sources

It's always a good idea to evaluate sources before using them in your assignment. Do you need to have scholarly sources or the most recent research?

Evaluate

5. Write & Cite

Pull everything together to share your argument and your evidence. Tie ideas from your sources together with your own thoughts and analysis to make a compelling case.

Write and Cite

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