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Before writing a paper, it is necessary to investigate the topic to establish the facts required to arrive at a conclusion. A flowchart reflecting the nonlinear nature of the research process has been created to identify the steps and decision points commonly associated with conducting research for a paper. Within the flowchart, steps in the research process are designated by rectangles that provide links to tutorials and decision points by rhombuses. To get started with your research, please click on the link to the flowchart provided below.