Getting Started With Research
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The Research Cycle
Welcome to the Beginning Research guide for students at the University of Melbourne. This guide will help you through the research process.
Use the tabs at the top of the page to navigate through the guide.
Repeating the Research Cycle
You may need to revisit some of the steps as you
complete your research.
- After locating some resources and reading about your topic, you may think of better search terms to use.
- You may find a list of references in resources you have located and use these to locate more resources.
- Once you start planning the outline of your project, you may find gaps in your research and identify more resources to fill the gap.