Choose a Topic

Choosing your topic is the first step in your research process for an assignment.

  • Librarians at the Ask Us desk can help you choose a researchable topic.
  • Use CQ Researcher or Credo Reference to help scope your topic.
  • Find popular coverage of your topic in newspapers.

Refine your topic

Some topics are bigger than others, and some research assignments are bigger than others. To scale your topic according to the assignment you have to complete, Pre-Research may help. Watch this video to see how you can use the 5 w’s to learn more about your topic and uncover potential research paths.

Need help?

Ask a librarian!