This guide discusses understanding information sources, formulating a topic and search phrase, where and how to search the library for information, how to evaluate sources, how to cite sources, and more.
When selecting a topic for your research, ask yourself the following questions:
Will it sustain my interest?
Am I choosing a topic because it seems easy or my friends are doing it?
Does it fit the parameters of my assignment?
How much time do I have and how long does the assignment need to be?
Is credible information on this topic readily available?
Watch this Credo Learning Tools video on How to Select a Topic which is an essential foundational step of the research process. The other videos listed on the Credo Research Quick Tips page from the How to Select a Topic video could also be helpful. Take your time viewing those resources.