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The BEAM Research Method

The BEAM research method is a way of thinking about how you will use and integrate sources into your paper, and the different roles each source will play in your paper. BEAM stands for:

  • Background
  • Exhibit (or Evidence)
  • Argument
  • Method 

Knowing how you might integrate and use a source for a paper can not only help you strengthen your research paper, but can also make the process of finding sources more efficient. 

Watch the video below to learn more! 

Video credit: Portland State University Library. (2018, Nov 8). Using your sources: The BEAM Research Model [Video]. YouTube.