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ALEC 440 - Business and Research Writing

Welcome and Purpose

Welcome ALEC 440 Students

Welcome to the UT Libraries' research guide for Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication 440 - Business and Research Writing!

This guide is here to walk you through how to effectively conduct research, from brainstorming your research topic, to finding resources, and then compiling them on a research poster that you can share with your classmates. Each page on this guide covers a vital concept to the research process. 

To get started, check out the table of contents to get started or use the main menu (found on the left if on desktop. If using mobile, main menu will be above the page).

Table of Contents

  • What Makes a Good Research Topic
  • Mind Mapping Tutorial
  • Background Research
  • Search Strategies
  • Where to Search
  • Evaluating Sources
  • What is a Research Poster?
  • Creating Your Research Poster
  • Choosing Your Content Checklist
  • Item Delivery for Distance Education Students
  • Contact Pendergrass Library
  • Judith Anderson Herbert Writing Center

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