Start Your Research
Start Your Research is a guide to the best resources for your research assignments. The guide takes you through the main steps in a typical research process. If you need help, ask a CSN librarian.
Every research assignment starts with a topic. If you’re stuck choosing a topic, here are links to lists of great research topics.
Now that you have a topic, what do you know about it? Who are the key players? What are the improtant events? Use these resources to find out.
Get more detailed information or find useful chapters on your topics.
Are you writing or presenting on a controversial issue? Are you writing a persuasive or argumentative essay? Use these sources to learn about both sides of your topic.
Need an article? Find it here.
Click the links below to find articles appropriate for college level research.
Whether you need to cite your sources in MLA, APA, or Chicago style, these websites and guides will help you get it done quickly.
Use a Research Guide
to find all the resources for particular subjects.
to simultaneously search most library resources, including books, articles, and videos.