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Getting Started with your Research Tutorial

Off-campus library resources tutorial for classes temporarily meeting remotely. This guide is primarily focused on the type of research assigned in Composition and Speech courses

Step 2 Learning More: News & Media


1. Watch the video below (3:34) that explains how to narrow your topic from a broad area of interest to a more focused topic.

2. Explore what's been said about your topic in the news by looking at one of the databases on the next page, "Searching the News."

3. Be sure to read the database descriptions to decide which one might be most useful for your topic, or explore more than one. Can't decide? Chat a librarian (via this link or the box on the left) for a suggestion.