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Research, Writing, and Citation Support

This guide was created to support the research process of students associated with the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources.

Selecting a Research Topic

Just getting started with research is often the most difficult step. Having a personal connection to your research makes getting started and moving through the process much easier, more meaningful, and authentic. So, while keeping within the boundaries of your assignment, begin by thinking about what you would like to learn.

Mind Mapping for Research

Map mapping is a simple, yet powerful, technique used by many disciplines to help visualize the research thought-process. This short video (2:52 min) from UCLA Libraries provides a useful introduction to mind mapping for the purpose of identifying and refining your research topic.