Getting Started with Academic Research: Developing a Topic

Welcome to the University Libraries at Virginia Tech! The libraries are a hub of research and learning for Virginia Tech, and we are here to help you! Explore the pages of this guide for guidance on beginning your academic research.

Developing a Topic

Developing a topic can be challenging. Check out the video below for more information and tips on developing a topic.

A screenshot of the first page of the tutorial

Brainstorming Tools

Some students find it helpful to brainstorm in a visual way. Here are some free tools that can help: