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Greening Our Campus -- Fall 2022: Getting Started

The Key to Research

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The Key to Good Research -- Patience is a Virtue!!!

The Research Process

Picking Your Topic IS Research

Selecting a Topic

A simple Google search of the phrase "campus sustainability" can uncover initiatives at colleges and universities. Below are links to other information sources that can help you select and refine your topic.

Subject Specific Encyclopedias

A good encyclopedia can provide beginning researchers with the following:

  • an overview of a topic and its various aspects
  • the vocabulary associated with the topic
  • the names of important people, companies or places,
  • a bibliography to lead to other relevant items on the topic, including major studies, books, articles and researchers.

Some good examples are:


Other Online Sources/Helpful Websites