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Selecting A Topic

Before selecting a topic to research, be sure to understand the the assignment.  Check with your instructor about specific guidelines.

  • Do you need to include specific types of sources (e.g. scholarly, books, popular press, etc)?
  • When is the assignment due?  How much time do you have for research?  The earlier you start your project the better.
  • Is the currency of the information important?  For example, do you need to only use information from the last five years?  Check with your instructor.  This is often one of the requirements of the assignment.

Databases to Help You Select a Topic

Picking your Topic is Research courtesy of North Carolina State University