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Choose a topic that interests you and will hold your attention.
If you do, the research will be more enjoyable!
Can’t think of a topic to research?
Well, you should try:
Looking through current magazines and newspapers to see what catches your eye.
Browse electronic encyclopedias.
The database, Opposing Viewpoints, covers a wide range of current, controversial social and economic issues. For more information, click the title link.
Discuss potential topics with your instructor, a librarian, or a classmate.
Before you begin researching:
Make sure you understand your assignment, its requirements, and
consider the following:
Were you assigned a topic, or can you pick your own?
How many pages or words do you need to write, or how long is your presentation?
Do you need specific types of sources (e.g. scholarly journal, book, etc.)?
When is the assignment due, and how much time do you have to research?
Is currency of information important?
When in doubt, consult with your instructor.
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