Step 1: Lay the FoundationStep 2: Determine Best SourcesStep 3: Research and Retrieve InformationStep 4: Read, Take Notes and EvaluateStep 5: Write Your Thesis StatementStep 6: Create Your OutlineStep 7: Write First DraftStep 8: Reread, Re-research and ReviseStep 9: Complete BibliographyStep 10: Final Review
This is the "Research Steps 1 - 10" page of the "Sociology and Social Work " guide.
Alternate Page for Screenreader Users
Skip to Page Navigation
Skip to Page Content

Sociology and Social Work  

Last Updated: Oct 17, 2013 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

Research Steps 1 - 10 Print Page

Research Steps 1 - 10



Step 1: Lay the Foundation (Click for details)

   1A Understand the Assignment

   1B Define the Topic and Ask Questions

   1C Consult Background Sources

   1D Note Keywords & Subject Terms

Step 2: Determine Best Sources (Click for details)

   2A Select Types of Sources

   2B Locate Research Tools

   2C Determine Citation Style & Track Citations

Step 3: Research & Retrieve Information (Click for details)

   3A Plan Your Search Strategy

   3B Search and Choose Sources

Step 4: Read, Take Notes and Evaluate (Click for details)

   4A Read, Take Notes and Evaluate Resources

   4B Repeat Steps 1-4 as needed

Step 5: Write Your Question or Thesis Statement (Click for details)

Step 6: Create Your Outline (Click for details)

Step 7: Write a First Draft (Click for details)

Step 8: Reread, Re-research and Revise (Click for details)

Step 9: Complete Bibliography (Click for details) 

Step 10: Final Review (Click for details)


Adapted from the original Research Tracker created at

DiMenna-Nyselius Library, Fairfield University, Fairfield CT


    @ Smith Library

    Profile Image
    Carol Reichardt
    Contact Info
    Associate Librarian
    Eastern CT State University
    83 Windham Street
    Willimantic, CT 06226

    Need research help?
    Send Email

    Loading  Loading...