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Starting your research
Once you have a topic in mind, you'll need to focus that topic and find appropriate sources.
General Topic: Walden Pond by Henry David Thoreau
Possible focus areas:
Work Ethic as a theme
Nature as a theme
Thoreau's Cultural Influences
What type of resources will I need to bak up my ideas?
Literary Criticism (Use LION or Literary Resource Center)
Historic analysis (Use one of the history databases)
Thematic analysis (Humanities Source or JSTOR)
Video courtesy of North Carolina State University Libraries: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/tutorials/
libnscu (2014, May 1). Picking your topic is research [video file]. Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0B3Gjlu-1o