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Steps for a Basic Research Process
Steps 1 & 2 -- Resource Suggestions to Help Define your Topic
Resources to help you define and locate background information on your topic.
Credo Reference This link opens in a new window
Credo is a great resource for gathering keywords and background information about your topic. Many of the subjects in Credo offer Mind Maps like the one you see below.
Credo Mind Map
CQ Researcher Online This link opens in a new window
Original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news, including science issues.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context This link opens in a new window
Opposing Viewpoints in Context is an online resource covering social issues. This cross-curricular research tool supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes.
Salem Online This link opens in a new window
Provides online access to reference works in history, literature, and health including the following titles: Critical Survey of Poetry, Genetics & Inherited Conditions, Encyclopedia of American Immigration, Great Events in History, Great Lives in History, Milestone Documents in African American History, and Milestone Documents in American History.