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You will need to pick a topic. This is not as easy as it seems! The video listed below, Picking Your Topic IS Research!, will show you some of the obstacles that students face as they work through this step. The video Refining & Broadening a Topic will help you think about your selected topic in narrower or broader terms.
This is a good time to begin figuring out what you want your topic to be and researching the context of what your topic is about. Come up with a list of keywords that you want to search and use the links below to help you find out information about your topic.
The Berg Fashion Library is a unique online portal which offers fully cross-searchable access to an expanding range of Berg content collections including the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion online, e-books, reference works, images, and much more.
Credo Reference is a general reference solution for learners and librarians. Offering 551 hundred highly-regarded titles from over 70 publishers; Credo General Reference covers every major subject. Credo Reference is an online reference service made up of full-text books from the world's best publishers. Whether you're working on a research paper, trying to win trivia or just curious, Credo Reference has something for you.
When initially identifying a topic, don't be afraid to search for ideas using Google. This is a normal and well-used practice to find out what current topics are in the news. However, avoid ONLY using Google for your research. Use the internet to help give you an idea of what you would like your topic to be and then use other scholarly resources (including references) to get a more well-rounded view of your topic as a whole.
Fair Trade USA seeks to empower family farmers and workers around the world, while enriching the lives of those struggling in poverty. Rather than creating dependency on aid, Fair Trade USA uses a market-based approach that empowers farmers to get a fair price for their harvest, helps workers create safe working conditions, provides a decent living wage and guarantees the right to organize.
This collaboration between Google and more than 180 cultural institutions highlights fashion trends from across the world. More than just a database, the curators have created online exhibits that look at objects, trends, designers, and fashion icons.