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Start Your Research at the Library!
Use this guide to get started with your research
for ENGL 433: The Politics of Visual Rhetoric
Wiley, Kehinde. Barack Obama, 2018. Copyright 2018 Kehinde Wiley/Image courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery
The Research Process
The Craft of Research by
Call Number: Q180.55.M4 B66 2016 Reference
Publication Date: 2016
The Craft of Research is an essential guide to the research process in any discipline. The authors provide clear guidance about how to get from a topic to a research question to a thesis (claim), and how to support claims with evidence.
The BEAM Framework
Research is connected to your writing. Relevant sources will address your questions and fit your purpose. BEAM is an acronym intended to help students think about the various ways we might use sources when writing a researched argument. Joseph Bizup, an English professor at Boston University, outlined the framework in a 2008 article. The idea has since been refined and adapted by many others.