See the Library's Guide to the Research Process for tips on conducting research, from selecting a topic to writing your paper.
Beginning your research with reference resources helps you discover background information like terminology, central figures and dates and an overview of existing literature on your topic. Look for:
Books can be very useful at the beginning of your project when you're doing background or in-depth research on a topic:
Once you find a book on your topic, be sure to look at the book's subject heading. Clicking on this heading will take you to other books on your topic.
If they're not available from MU Library, we can get you the books or articles you need from another library! Click here to get started!.
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