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Introduction to Research

This guide will help you get started on the research process

Finding a Topic

Finding a topic can be a difficult process. You want to find a topic that is not too narrow or too broad.

Suggestions for finding a topic:

  • Use a database like Opposing Viewpoints that lists controversial topics. 
  • Use the reference sources to find an introductory article about a topic. The more you know about a topic the easier it will be to narrow.
  • Do a Google search on a topic you are interested in and look at a few sites for ideas.
  • Review your notes for topics discussed in class.