This guide will help you with the various stages of your research assignments. Use the adjacent tabs to help you find academic and journalistic coverage of a media event. If you need help, contact the librarian.
Before choosing a topic, make sure you understand your assignment. Read your assignment and look for:
Make sure you understand your assignment’s purpose. Are you supposed to take a side in an existing argument, explain a problem, propose a position, describe a project or process, or do something else?
If you find that you cannot describe what your assignment is about to someone else, either read it again or ask your instructor for clarification.