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Umoja ASTEP: Getting Started

This guide will help you find the resources you need for the Umoja ASTEP learning community at Bakersfield College.


Before you start your research, you need to create a narrow research topic or question that fits the scope of your assignment. You also need search terms that describe your topic so that you can use them to find sources for your topic. You will need to narrow your topic for each of the three papers for Dr. Parks' class. Start here, then move to the other tabs for help specific to the paper you are doing.

Narrowing Your Topics

Presearch video

Further Topic Narrowing Help