Effective thesis statements can be difficult to write. Know and Understand your topic. Verify with your instructor that what you have selected is appropriate and doable for the course
Credo Reference is a collection of fulltext reference materials. It is an excellent place to start to get background information on a topic.
A good encyclopedia can provide beginning researchers with the following:
The reference collection contains encylopedias representative of the curriculum. Use the online catalog to locate these subject specific sources.