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Before You Start Searching for Information
It is very likely you will find many sources on the topic you select. Selecting two from the first screen is not the best way to proceed. Instead, before you start searching, think about these questions:
- Who is your audience?
- What type of information would they find interesting?
- Consider your topic. What aspects of it might be particularly interesting?
- How could you narrow it down when you start to search?
Worksheet: The 4 W's
Use these questions to guide you as you develop your research topic. This worksheet will download to your device.
Choosing a Manageable Research Topic
College Research: Choosing and Evaluating Sources
Avoid Research Anxiety!
You’ve just been assigned a research paper/project/presentation. You aren’t sure where to start and you are feeling a bit queasy. You aren’t alone. Many students feel exactly the same way. Take a look through these tips, take a deep breath, and you are on your way!