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First Year Seminar: Intro to Library Research & Resources: Research: How to Start




Mind maps can be an excellent place to start a research project. 

Start with a simple brainstorm session with your general topic in the middle, and start expanding concepts in other bubbles. 

You'll quickly start to see the many ways you can approach a subject, and how to connect concepts. 

Use the concepts you come up with and use them as search terms when you are ready to transfer your research to the second step: using a library search tool or a database. 

An example of a mindmap about mindfulness