1. Brainstorm possible topic ideas
2. Review the assignment
3. List keywords to define your topic
Build a base of knowledge about your topic. Full-length books provide the most in-depth coverage and perspective over time, but an encyclopedia entry or book chapter will often provide sufficient background information.
Vital Speeches of the Day is available online full-text through the library and allows you to view a daily record of important orations and addresses from 1934 to the present.
Documenting Pitt includes University yearbooks, athletic media guides, student publications, and hundreds of images depicting the people and buildings that are the University of Pittsburgh's legacy.
Historic Pittsburgh provides access to over 1,000 books, 11,000+ visual images, 1,200+ historic maps, census schedules and an exhaustive chronology of Pittsburgh.