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Starting a Major Project, Capstone or Thesis

Step by step advice for students who are beginning a major research project, such as a Capstone or Thesis.

Learning Pathway Introduction


Starting a research project can be a daunting process. You have to consider your research question, how you're going to search for that topic, what resources you will review, and then engage in the challenge of writing your essay, thesis or report.  

This Learning Pathway is designed to help you organize your project in a way that provides the most efficiency. You will consider your resources available to you, how the librarians can provide you with support, and other strategies for organizing your project. 



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