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Getting started - Defining your Topic
What is your topic?
- Brainstorm the different aspects of it by using a concept map.
- Conduct preliminary library research to learn about it, including general information, issues related to it, terminology and more.
- Search tip: Unfamiliar with the topic? Find a related library guide to see recommended sources and strategies.
- Write a thesis statement or research question. Sample: How do school gardens benefit students?
Tutorials, Handouts and Apps
Bubbl.us is a brainstorming tool that allows users to create colorful mind maps or diagrams to print or share.
Mindmeister is a collaborative mind mapping software that allows users to create concept maps
Popplet is an online tool that allows users to create mind mapping and brainstorming diagrams