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IDEAS: Faculty Learning Community: Research: The First Steps

Research: The First Steps

The Research Process:

Good Places to Find Topics

 Where to Look for Topic Ideas!


Your Textbook- Check the table of contents for ideas on the subject. 

Your Syllabus- Note the topics your instructor has highlighted.

The News- If you need a current or controversial topic, check the news.

Opposing Viewpoints Database- Click the Browse Issues tab and pick See All.

CQ Researcher Database- Browse the Subjects.

Points of View Database- Search the topics.


Check to see if there is a LibGuide for your course or subject.  LibGuides are online research tools that direct you to the best resources.