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JMC 102: Journalism & Mass Communications: The Research Process

Tools for information seeking and gathering


Step 1: Refine Your Research Topic

Step 2: Create Your Research Plan

Please download and print the below PDF and complete all of the steps.

Then, use the document as a guide to keep your research on track and your assignment goals clear. 

Help with Choosing a Topic

Learn how to make a plan for your research project and get off to a good start by choosing a solid topic. 

Use Credo Reference's Research Quick Tip Videos to learn how to:

  • Find relevant sources
  • Avoid bias in your searches
  • Select a topic
  • Use Pre-Research to understand your topic
  • Synthesize your research
  • Narrow your topic


Recommended Resources for Choosing and Refining Your Topic