Do you have a topic, but you're not sure where to start? Try a few of these tips!
Sometimes when you're getting started on a topic, all you want is a good overview of the basics. The library has lots of resources to help you get just the facts, fast.
Reference books like encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographies, and more can be a great way to get basic information. Try searching our online reference collections below to find great articles on all sorts of topics!
If you're unsure of exactly what you want your research to focus on, here are some great places to get started.
Credo Reference has topic pages and compiles results from many reference works (like encyclopedias and dictionaries) while also providing links to external articles that Muskingum students have access to. Furthermore, Credo's Mind Map feature helps users create interactive concept maps that can help narrow a vague or broad topic into something more workable.
Doing a basic search in Wikipedia is also a great place to get background information on a subject, which can narrow down those broad topics or lead to related ones that help build a project.