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Research @ Reynolds Libraries

1 a. Find topic ideas & overviews

If you are having trouble selecting your topic for a research assignment or paper, you can get topic ideas and overviews by browsing:

  • library databases
  • web sites
  • books

The sources listed on this page can help you formulate your thesis statement.

Selecting a Topic

Created by Hartness Library, Vermont Tech and the Community College of Vermont.


Review the subjects and titles in our Gale Ebooks collection of specialized encyclopedias to find topic ideas.

Library Databases

Browse for topic ideas on the open web