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English 160 &161: Introduction to Library Research

English 161 Higher Education Spring 2024

Share your topic idea to the Jamboard for your class

Making a mind map of your Topic: Mind mapping, or concept mapping as it is also called, can be an effective way of brainstorming. By plotting out your topic in a visual manner, you can discover connections and identify any missing pieces. It's also a great way to develop keywords and synonyms for database searching. Once you develop your topic through mind mapping, it can be easier to pinpoint specific ideas to focus on in your research and outline your ideas for the writing process.



Consult these background sources to explore topic ideas and narrow down existing topics. Track down useful data and other information.

The following resources are also listed under Databases on the library website. You can search  Academic Search Complete, Education Research Complete and ERIC together through EbscoHOST.