Get Started with Research
The first step in research is often the hardest: picking a good research topic or question. Start at the following locations to find topic ideas and background information:
- CQ Researcher -- CQ Researcher is an online database that provides lengthy overviews of "hot topics" in the media and news.
- Wikipedia -- Wikipedia is a good jumping off point for your research. Find background information, then peruse the citations and links at the end of an article to go deeper into your research.
- Reference Section at VCU Libraries -- Browse the reference section on the first floor of Cabell Library. We have many interesting books, encyclopedias, and bibliographies that could spark your interest.