- Choose a topic that interests you.Even if a topic has been assigned, you may be able to choose a particular aspect of the topic that interests you personally. Use the following questions to help you generate topic ideas.
- Do you have a strong opinion on a current social or political controversy?
- Did you read a newspaper article, or see a TV broadcast recently that piqued your curiosity or made you angry or anxious?
- Do you have a personal issue, problem, or interest you'd like to know more about?
- Do you have a research paper due in a class this semester?
- Is there an aspect of one of your courses you are interested in learning more about?
Databases are organized collections of data. We subscribe to our databases and they require a username and password when off-site. Doing research on databases allows students to access many different types of information that in most cases have been published and checked for accuracy.