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Research Guides

Finding and Exploring Your Topic


One of the more difficult parts of the research process can be finding and refining a topic.  The resources in this guide are intended to help you to identify potential topics for your paper, to find resources to explain a little bit more about your topic, and then to narrow or broaden that topic to an appropriate size.

When choosing a topic, try to pick something that is of interest to you on a personal level. That will make researching your topic much more interesting!

Need Help With Your Topic? Just Ask!

Librarians can help you through the process of brainstorming, exploring, and narrowing/broadening your topic!

Stop by the AskUs desk in any of our five libraries or text, chat, email, or call us -- we will help you in any way we can.