Follow these steps when researching a topic:
|1. Analyse your topic|
|2. Do background reading|
|3. Plan your search|
|4. Find relevant information|
|5. Evaluate the information you find|
|6. Cite correctly|
Background reading will help you:
Good sources for background reading include:
Look in detail at the assignment task & the marking criteria.
Ask yourself ...
Note down what you already know about the topic and identify any gaps in your knowledge.
It is important to brainstorm, identifying issues and topics to focus on in your report. Credo Reference has a Mind Map feature that can help you identify related terms to expand your search.