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Choose a topic that is interesting to you and which will work within your assignment's parameters. Usually your research goal is to locate published scholarship (books and journal articles) to read on your topic.

Remember to evaluate the accuracy of your resources, and think critically about their arguments. When in doubt, check with your Economics instructor.

You may also want to visit Business guide if you are studying or want to study in BBA or BALA programs.

Library Resources and Search Tools for Your Research

To gather more information about your topic, reading a good summary of a your topic in a reference book (i.e., an encyclopedia or a dictionary), is a good start, especially when you are not familiar with the topic.

Once you know the basics on your topic, search for more published scholarship, such as books in the CUNY Catalog or other catalogs, scholarly articles in library databases or E-journals. This is an indispensable step for a research as you need to review published literature to present your own research questions and/or research hypotheses.

In addition, you may also need to find some data sources to examine your research questions and/or hypotheses if you are conducting an empirical research.

The library search tools (i.e., OneSearch, Databases, E-Journals, etc.) listed on this guide will help you find needed resources (i.e. books, articles, data sources, etc.).

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