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Choosing a Topic: COURSE-RELATED TOPICS

Choosing a topic can be the hardest part of an assignment--make it easier! This guide gives you strategies you can use right away. #research paper, #topic, #subject, #assignment

 

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WHEN YOU CAN CHOOSE ANY TOPIC THAT RELATES TO THE CONTENT OF THE COURSE

  • Ask your professor for suggestions and guidelines.
  • Look through your textbooks and assigned readings.
  • Look through an encyclopedia that relates to the content of the course; a librarian can help you locate one.  An encyclopedia will present a whole range of possibilities in an easy-to-browse format.
  • Look through recent issues, in print or online, of a scholarly journal that relates to the content of the course.  Again, a librarian can help you locate one.
  • Try experimental keyword searches in a library database that relates to the content of the course.  Use the Pfau Library’s list of Databases by Subject below.

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