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Research: Where do I begin?: Choosing a Topic

Choosing a Topic

Many times the topic of your research paper will be assigned to you by your instructor. Other times, you will be required to choose a topic and develop it on your own. It helps to choose a topic that interests you. This study guide has some sources that will help you find topic ideas.

Note: These resources will help you identify topics related to current issues and news events. The articles you retrieve may not necessarily be from peer-reviewed journals. If your instructor requires that your resources be peer reviewed, use the databases listed in the Best Databases for Finding a Topic box on this page.

Dictionary of Terms for Documenting Research

Best Databases (E-Resources) for Finding a Topic

Starting the Search

Subject Guide

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