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Fletcher Capstone Project: Getting Started
Citing Your Work
Steps to Effective Research
1. Define your topic
2. Ask for help
3. Develop a research strategy and locate resources
4. Use effective search techniques
5. Read critically, synthesize and seek meaning
6. Understand scholarly communication process and cite sources
7. Critically evaluate sources
Choosing a Topic
Choose a topic that interests YOU
Topic should be broad enough to find material but narrow enough for a Capstone
Do test searches: can you find information on your topic?
General databases to try:
Europa World Plus
Combines Europa World Yearbook and Europa World Regional Surveys; covers politics, government, history, economics, statistics and directory data.
On the Scholar Preferences page, enter "Tufts" under Library Links. This will allow you access to the full-text of the article through one of our subscriptions.
Advanced Google Search Tips
Policy papers from major think tanks and research organizations.
Web of Science
Citation indexes - including
Journal Citation Reports
Data Citation Index
Ginn Reference Desk
Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy
Research Help Hours: 9am-5pm, M-F
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