Due to COVID-19 OhioLINK lending has been suspended and the Miami University Libraries are now closed. We may be able to scan chapters of books on the shelf at King Library on the Oxford Campus and send them to students electronically. We also have access to many e-books through the Miami University Libraries Catalog. Please use your librarian's contact info for help with research using books.
We all know the basics of research, but I thought the resources below could offer some quick insights to get you on track on working on your topics.
Here is a worksheet I've used at the beginning of a project to get my ideas down and start thinking about other directions to turn. Feel free to make a copy and type your own terms and ideas in.
Video - The Research Process (3:31)
Choosing a Topic (tutorial)
Background Research Tips (tutorial) -- as a follow-up, see our Reference/Background page for sources to use for background information (Wikipedia is great, but these might offer additional information, including useful statistics, that can help shape the direction you work toward.
If you have questions on narrowing your topic, or where to look next, please contact me using the options above and I'll be happy to make some suggestions.