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Starting Your Research

Select a Topic

Select Your Topic

  • Choose a topic that you are interested in, you will be spending a lot of time writing and researching this topic.  
  • Be sure to follow the guidelines that your professor has given you for the research paper or assignment.  
  • Once you have a general topic in mind, identify keywords and find some background information on your topic.  


Picking Your Topic IS Research!

This video from NCSU explains that your topic evolves as you research, and that it is an important part of the research process.

Paper Topics

Finding a topic can be difficult. The database and links below offer some suggestions and guidance.