Developing a good research question:

Often the most difficult part of the research process, developing a research question is also the most critical. Until your question is strong and focused, it will be very hard to move on to the next step where you search for high-quality information to answer your research question.

  • Talk to a Librarian  ​librarian helping student
  • Consult an encyclopedia
      Choose from dozens of general or specialized encyclopedias to provide 
      additional information on your topic. Bibliographies from these resources 
      can lead you to additional research sources.
  • "Quest for Questions" Learning Object
      This tool will help you think of great research questions!
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