After completing this tutorial, you should be able to:

  • define your purpose for research
  • brainstorm a topic
  • narrow a topic
  • select a topic
  • place the topic in a research question


Resources for Librarians and Educators, Credits

Original inflite material ©2003 is a tutorial developed by IUPUI. Inflite incorporates material from Searchpath, a tutorial developed by Western Michigan Unviersity, © 2001-2002. Inflite also incorporates material from TILT, a tutorial developed by the Digital Information Literacy Office for the University of Texas System Digital Library, © 1998-2002. This version was modified by NCC staff in January-March 2007 and is hosted by the Northampton Community College Libraries. This material may be reproduced, distributed, or incorporated only subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the inflite Open Publication License.