Getting familiar with a topic with some background reading takes some time and it is research. It is helpful to do this before you start writing, whether or not you have your research topic fully defined or not. If you still need to figure out exactly what your research topic is, it is extremely helpful to do this!
You can use the library's books (and eBooks) and article databases to learn more about your topic.
Here are two types of easy-to-use tools the library has for you that can help explore your topic area. These can all be found on the A-Z Databases list.
If you have questions about how to use these library tools or need some more help, reach out to a librarian! We are available at the Reference Desk or remotely through the slide-out box or via chat during library hours!
Part of the academic process is sharing what you have learned. Good luck with your research and your paper or presentation!