Start your research by doing some background research. Take time to engage in some mind-mapping exercises that will help you identify key subject terms. Encyclopedias and other reference resources can be used to help you refine your subject terms and the citations in these sources can be used to find more information on your topic.
Make a Plan
Consider how much time you have to complete your assignment and how hard it will be to get the resources you need for your topic. If you are finding your research difficult to manage, narrow your topic or break your research down into manageable sub-topics. If you are not finding enough information on your topic, try using broader subject terms.
Next . . .
Get started by selecting a research guide from the list below.
|Subject Guides||Other Guides|
|Anthropology||Geology||Dual Credit Student Services|
|Astronomy||History||EDUC 1300 In-Class|
|Biotechnology||Human Services||Honors College|
|Business||Kinesiology||Introduction to Research, Part 1|
|Career Research||Land Surveying||Introduction to Research, Part 2|
|Computer Information Technology||Marketing||MavericksMake|
|Chemistry||Mathematics||One Book One Campus|
|Criminal Justice||Music||Online Student Services|
|Current Events||Nursing||Open Educational Resources (OER)|
|Dance||Philosophy||Strategies for Success|
|Drama/Theatre||Physical Therapy||Transfer, Recruitment, and Career|
|Economics||Physics||Vital Signs Access|
|Education||Psychology||Writing Help for Students|
|Emergency Medical Services||Radiologic Technology|