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IS 101: Foundations of Research

This guide lays the foundation for critical research skills. You learn these skills in IS 101 and can review them at any time.

Developing your topic

How to Choose a Topic

If you are stuck in the topic development phase, instead of starting with the "Finding sources" page above, start here for some tips on choosing a topic--then contact a librarian for further personalized assistance.

One of our databases, Credo Reference, has a mind map tool--like concept mapping deluxe.>

Right-sizing aTopic

As you begin to discover sources, you may realize your topic is too large or too small. From our friends at the U. of Guelph.

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