Doing background research will help you learn about your topic, make decisions about issues you want to explore in your research, and allow you to develop topic-specific vocabulary you can use as you search in databases. While background research can feel like an extra step, it will ultimately save you time and frustration! Try these strategies as you begin a research project.
Choosing a Topic
When you are beginning to choose a topic related to your major, exploring newspapers cover current events, subject-specific magazines, or trade publications can help you learn about issues being discussed by professionals in your field. Choose your major or area of interest from the list below and browse recent publications.
Business, Accounting, Economics
Science, Technology, Engineering