Begin thinking about the type of research you would like to do early in the research process. Ask yourself questions such as the ones listed below and record your answers. Do not evaluate ideas during this process; even seemingly irrelevant ideas can lead you to good research areas.
This database provides peer-reviewed journals plus trade/professional publications, magazines, and other information sources that support a broad range of subjects and programs of study. Its content will be useful for students in most degree programs and courses.
The Academic OneFile Topic Finder is a tool you can use to find new topics or keywords and discovery connections between topics. You can find the Topic Finder near the top of the database's main advanced search screen:
Microsoft Word offers tools you can use to create mind maps. See How to Create a Mind Map in Microsoft Word for more information on how to create a mind map using Microsoft Word.
The CSU librarians can support you during the research process with personalized reference services. We are happy to help you with the following tasks: