Getting Started

Changes to Library services during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Your assignments at university are an invitation to join a scholarly conversation by exploring topics in depth, formulating a unique research question, examining the research of others, then building an argument, and drawing your own conclusions.  A good research topic is one that sparks your interest and allows you to ask new questions in order to find meaningful answers. This guide is intended to help you get started.

Pick a Research topic

Do an initial search on Wikipedia for background knowledge

Find definitions, identify key concepts by consulting online reference sources

Content last reviewed: July 29, 2020