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FM 4339: Fashion Economics: Background Info

This course guide was created for Dr. Jiyun Kang's FM 4339 (Fashion Economics) class.

Learning More About Your Topic

Once you have selected a topic, it is helpful to find additional background information. What to look for when learning more about the topic:

  • Definitions
  • Keywords
  • Concepts
  • Events, people, and key dates
  • Facts surrounding the topic

What is Mind Mapping?

 

It is also known as brainstorming, and is very useful for generating topics and keywords for your writing. You can create a mind map by hand using pen and paper, or find an online tool.

The Research Process

Researching is messy and you'll feel like you are going in circles sometimes, which is okay!  There are a lot of steps to go through before you start writing your paper.  This visualization can help you navigate your way through the process.

Commonly Used Databases - Multi Subject