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Undergraduate Research Guide

Initial Research Considerations


Before conducting any research create a list of potential keywords. Keep track of keywords and terminology that occur regularly and add these to your keywords list.

Here's an example list of keywords that could be used for researching robotics:

robotics machines
technology automation
computers interactive systems
computer networks computer science


The Citation Network

Once you find a resource that will work for your project, you can use the citations to locate additional resources. Use the references to:

  • Find research that was used for the article, paper, or report
  • Locate other research conducted by the author
  • And see where else the resource has been cited