Library Research Guide
Mind mapping is a tool you can use to develop a research question or topic you want to explore in greater depth. For example, after creating a mind map about genetically modified foods, you might ask:
After doing more research on your topic, your thesis statement will help you talk about specific points you're exploring in your paper.
Mind map for genetically modified foods
Mind map created with bubbl.us
There are many mind map tools out there on the internet. Below are a few of those tools that have a free version--all free versions will have some use limitations.
Databases, reference books, encyclopedias, handbooks, almanacs, and certain websites are all good starting points for finding background information, and can also help you narrow your topic.
Use the following sources to help you write your thesis statement: