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Start Here: Reference Sources
Search across these online encyclopedia collections to find relevant articles.
Credo Reference This link opens in a new window
An online collection of over 600 full-text reference works, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, and more.
Gale Virtual Reference Library This link opens in a new window
A collection of over 3,000 reference works, covering all disciplines.
Alternatively, you could search in one of these specific encyclopedias for your topic.
Research as Inquiry, Scholarship as Conversation
What are you curious about?
- What do you still have questions about?
- This might seem obvious, but your topic should interest you!
How can you contribute to the conversation?
- Are there gaps in existing research?
- Can you approach a topic from a new angle or perspective?
Picking a topic is research, too!
This video (3 minutes) describes the process of choosing and testing out a topic. See more tips below the video, too!
Video posted on YouTube by North Carolina State University Libraries under a Creative Commons 3.0 BY-NC-SA US license.
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