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Finding Information: Preparing to Search

Preparing to Search

Although it may be tempting to simply enter your research question into Google, the results may not always meet your needs. 

Preparing before searching for information is crucial to ensure you are effective and efficient. By taking the time to understand and break down your research question, you can save time, increase the relevance and accuracy of your results, and avoid frustration. Adequate preparation can also help you to develop a more thorough understanding of your research topic and identify gaps in your knowledge that may require further investigation.

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