Is there a question you would like to answer? Is there a topic you'd like to learn more about?
When deciding what to research, make sure your topic:
Search ("Leadership" and "Case studies") in the Gregg-Graniteville Library catalog "Find it" and in the library databases.
Start your research by gathering background information on the leader you have selected for your topic. (The position and/or status of the individual and a short biography is a required part of the paper.)
Learning more about the leader will help you select what concepts and models from the class that are most relevant to the leader you are researching. Learning about the leader's life will help you identify search terms to use in the databases such as their title as well as anything they might be associated with such as a company, product, services, or specific accomplishments.
You can locate biographical information in:
When looking for biographies, try searching for leader's name AND biography.
For example, if I was looking for biographical information on Mahatma Gandhi in the library catalog, I would search for Mahatma Gandhi and biography. If you are in a database that specializes in biographies, you may just need to put the leader's name.
Answer these questions before you begin:
If you can't answer one or more of these questions or if anything else about your assignment is unclear, you should contact your professor.