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Step 3: AWR Researching Your Paper

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About This Guide

 The guide is intended to help our Chase Law Students who are writing major papers or law review comments or notes.

If you are a Chase law student and would like personalized advice on your paper or law review project, you can make an appointment with a librarian or call Carol Furnish, 859-572-5396, to discuss research strategies and techniques. 

Make a Research Plan

Map out a tentative research plan before you plunge in. Don't be afraid to go off on potentially useful tangents, but check your plan from time to time to make sure you are not going too far off track.

If your focus changes, you can always revise your plan. As your research progresses, use your plan to keep track of the sources you checked and the searches you ran, so that you can recreate successful searches, and so that you don't repeat work unnecessarily.

This sample Research Log Book can help you brainstorm, plan, and keep track of your research.