Don't forget about reference materials! Items such as encyclopedias and dictionaries can be an excellent starting point for your research. In addition to offering reliable background information on issues and topics in your area of interest, they can also help you find a research topic.
Looking for some topic inspiration? Take a look at the table of contents from some recent publications. Here's a list of a few journals to get you started:
When you do research, you want to find the best information to support your ideas. This requires careful evaluation of the information you find.
|To find the most relevant information for your topic and assignment
|To weed out unreliable, biased, outdated, and/or incorrect information
|To ensure the quality and reliability of your research
|To make sure you get the information your professor is seeking
|To find expert views, opinions, and research on your topic