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ENC 1101 - Prof. Russell Aaronson : Choose a Topic

How do I choose a topic?

The research process begins by choosing a topic. There are many ways to select a topic. You can search the library's pathfinders, catalog or databases. These resources will help you select a research topic about a social issue or current event.

Tips for Choosing a Topic

Choosing a Topic from a Pathfinder

Pathfinder: a guide which provides a list of sources related to a specific topic

Choosing a Topic from Databases

Database: a search engine which provides access to articles

Choosing a Topic from the Library Catalog

Catalog: a search tool which provides access to print books and eBooks