Picking a topic requires research. You may decide to change your topic along the way. Using a concept map can help with narrowing ideas and focusing vocabulary for keyword searching. Start by browsing books, encyclopedias, and a general search using APPsearch.
Finding Background Information
Books and encyclopedias provide background information for an unfamiliar topic or person.
For example, you could search Books and Media using these keywords:
"diversity in education"
"multicultural education" childhood
A research matrix can help organize sources as you find them. Be sure to include the title of the article, a brief 2-3 sentence summary, and then any key points to note. The included PDF is editable upon download.
This website is used to create a reference list/bibliography. It is quick, easy, and free. Just paste the title, url, DOI, etc. in the search box to add a citation to your list. This is a great way to keep track of what you find on a topic for review later.