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This research guide has been developed by the librarians at the Evans Library to assist students in doing research on science topics.

Steps to Complete the Element Reseach Project

Research on the element you've been assigned can be approached using the resources below the assignment. Remember, there's no one source that will answer all the questions that are a part of this assignment - start with the The Elements Revealed and go from there!

Smart Searching

Once you've developed a set of key words (words related to or about your topic) use these search strategies to narrow or broaden your results.  Be patient. Be flexible. Be a researcher!Boolean Logic

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