Pick a research topic
- Read your syllabus (assignment instructions).
- Pick a topic that interests you and meets the assignment instructions.
- Narrow or broaden the scope of your topic so that it is "doable."
What's scope? Scope refers to the "people, places and things" or "who, what, when and where" that you are studying. For example, Canada or another country? Children or adults? Education or child protection services?
Customized search engine for Government Information - filter your search by geographic area, you may be able to search multiple regions for your topic
Think Tank Search (Harvard University) – think tanks can give an appreciation of government action or inaction in an area
Google's Custom Search of Think Tanks
Use an encyclopedia to get background information:
Additional information available via Citing Your Sources page (MLA citation style)
Library Workshops for Grad Students
A full listing of workshops is available on Carleton's Graduate and Postdoc Professional Development Event and Workshop Calendar page.