Step 1 in the research process is to select your topic. It's possible your instructor has already assigned a topic, or it's also possible that you get to choose a topic on your own.
Your Assignment is Your Starting Point
The scope and nature of your assignment will help you make a decision about what topic to choose.
Use the tools In this guide to help you get started!
The act of exploring your topic will help you refine and strengthen your argument. Watch this short video to find out what it means to "explore a topic."
Link to the library databases listed below to browse for ideas!
Your class notes or other materials may provide good ideas for a research topic.
Flip back through your notes, handouts, slides, or textbook to see if anything sparks your interest. Is there any issue, study, or reference that you'd like to investigate more fully? Is there an important issue that would be interesting to learn more about?
There are many websites that can help spark a good idea or research topic!