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Research Help

This guide will help you at all stages of the research process, from choosing a topic to citing your sources.

Choosing a Topic

Where to Look 

  • Library resources (especially those listed here) 

  • Review materials from class such as lectures, notes, PowerPoints, handouts, etc.

  • Discuss ideas with your classmates or instructor 

  • Meet with a librarian, tutor, or peer mentor to brainstorm ideas 


What counts as a “good” topic? 

  • Interesting to you 

  • Fits the scope and parameters of the assignment 

    • Too Broad: you won’t be able to cover all of it in your paper 

    • Too Narrow: you won’t be able to find enough information about it 

Finding a Topic

Browse these resources to help find a current issue or topic: