Looking for a topic? Or, have a topic that needs to be refined into a great research question?
This is the moment to do some background research. Read around to generate ideas about subtopics, controversial issues, key players, and current events in the field you're researching. Use the encyclopedia or other reference books!
What information will you need to research your topic? And where will you look for that info?
- Use the library's databases for company and industry information. This guide provides more detailed database suggestions on the other pages.
- Use articles from ProQuest and Business Source Complete to learn about the history, media coverage, and analysis of your topic. Articles are also a rich source for data and company information that may not be available anywhere else.
- Go deeper with books. Use the library catalog to search for print & electronic books.