A librarian can help...
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What do you need to know?
Write down specific questions that you have about your topic. Example questions:
How will you find out?
Sure, you can gather background information from Google searches.
For an authoritative overview, visit the Background Resources page to access encyclopedias, handbooks and dictionaries on the topic.
Develop your research question:
Use the information that you gather to develop your research question.
Think about ways that you can make your question manageable by narrowing to:
This video gives a quick example of revising a research question:
Use A Guide to Writing Economics to help you to revise your research question, to understand the different types of economics research papers, and to write as an economist. (Prepared by Paul Dudenhefer at Duke University)
Video created by Alexa Clark