As you begin to think about your topic, you should also think about the tools you plan to use to gather your research sources. For example:
Save your self time with a little planning:
Finally, here's a database that can help with research design:
Encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks or atlases, can provide a great overview. These kinds of materials help you to:
Wikipedia is convenient, and can be a place to learn about a new topic, but don't rely on it alone; most Carnegie Mellon University instructors do not accept Wikipedia as a cited source for your assignments.
Tip: Quickest way to browse is to use the provided links to navigate to a specific subject, library, or materials type (see sample below):
In addition, the following are good starting points for developing a literature review on a topic. If you are looking for a specific language, you may have to search using the target language (i.e. Spanish), if you are unable to limit by that language. T