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Related Courses

Your library staff recommends the Crop Science LibGuide for the following courses:

AE 100 Economic Forces in Agriculture

AE 101 Student Managed Farm

AE 135 Agricultural Issues and Trends

AE 202 Business Records and Reporting

AE 300 Grain, Oilseeds and Pulse Crop

CO 138 Agricultural Communications

CR 160 Plant Science and Field Crops

CR 242 Weed and Herbicide Management

CU 198 Agricultural Computer Applications

EN 170 Post Harvesting Processing and Handling Equipment

MR 112 Tillage and Direct Seeding Systems

SO 102 Soil Science


The Research Process

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There are basic steps to follow in order to do effective research and write a well-researched paper. 
1. Choose a topic. Find some background information on your topic. Encyclopedias and handbooks are a good starting point. Most encyclopedias will include a topical outline which helps you identify all the important aspects of your topic.
2. Create a Search Strategy. A simple search strategy often consists of the following steps:
  1. Formulate a research question.
  2. Identify important concepts or ideas within that question.
  3. Identify key words or terms that describe the concepts or ideas that you wish to progress.
  4. Consider synonyms, acronyms, and variations of the terms you just identified.
3. Find information. Search the Library Catalogue for books, videos, and DVDs. For the most current information on your topic, search the Library article databases. 
4. Make notes as you go along. Write all the relevant information of your sources. You will need this information for your references that you attach to your paper.
5. Write your report. Write a draft, and be sure to (or ask a friend) proofread before you hand in your report. If you need help on how to make notes and proofreading, The Learning Centre staff can help you.


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