F&M College Library

CNX 284: Disruptive Technologies

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Reference materials can be great places to go to find background information when you're just getting started. The library has a large print reference collection, but these two databases also contain a great deal of helpful material. 


Search here for books, ebooks, movies, articles, & more


Recommended Databases

Search in the databases to find scholarly articles on your topic. For search strategies take a look at the "Search Tips" page on this guide. 

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Picking Your Topic is Research

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What makes a good research question?

Consider these questions when formulating your research question:

  • Do you find the research topic interesting?
  • Is your question open ended?
  • Can you take a stand on your topic (compare/contrast, problem solve, etc.)?
  • Is your topic too broad, too narrow, or okay? 
  • Will you be able to find the resources to answer your question? 

Other Useful Research Guides