1. Pick a topic, whether it is assigned or chosen by you.
2. Write down what you know about the topic.
3. Search your topic using general reference sources to get an overall understanding of your topic.
4. Write down what you want to know or what you find interesting about your topic that you would like to know more about. For instance, write down a few questions after reading a few general reference sources.
The Library offers a great tool for finding the background information you need to begin your research for paper or presentation.
Credo Reference is an easy-to-use tool for research projects and homework. Search in hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, and subject-specific titles, as well as 200,000+ images and audio files, and nearly 100 videos.