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Kathryn A. Martin Library

WRIT 3121: Advanced Writing: Business and Organizations

Articles & Books Search

Research Tips

  • Gather background information & develop basic knowledge about your topic. Use Google, the Articles & Books Search, reference sources, and news sources.

  • Follow your curiosity by asking yourself:

    • What are the broader and narrower topics?

    • Who are your stakeholders?

    • Who would have the information you’re looking for and would they be required to share that publicly?

    • Would aspects of this issue be covered in the news and/or academic journals?

    • Who would be interested in this topic?

    • What does your audience need to know?