Choosing a topic can be difficult - where do you even start? Below are some videos and tutorials that will help you to understand the research process and how to settle on a topic for your paper that you can further research. Remember - be flexible when doing research - the topic you start with may change by the time you write your paper! NOTE: These tutorials are only available for currently enrolled LSU students, faculty, and staff. When attempting to access tutorials from off campus, users will be prompted to login to their myLSU Account.
The link below will take you to an online research guide about how to use mind mapping to explore and expand your topic. Mind mapping can help you figure out what you already know about a topic and what else you'd like to know. It can also help with figuring out the direction you want to go with your topic and even what your research question might be!