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Research is a process that requires patience and thought. There is no easy way to make certain you have exhausted every resource and found the best research. Research is more of an art rather than a science. There are steps you must take, however to thoughtfully go through this process.
A 14-step Process*
* Fang, L., Manuel, J. Bledsoe, S.E. & Bellamy, J. (2008). Finding existing knowledge. In Grinnell, R.M. & Unrau, Y.A. (Eds.), Social work research and evaluation: Foundations of evidence-based practice (p. 466). Oxford: Oxford University Press.