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Finding Great Topic Ideas for Your Paper or Project!

Where to Begin

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

  • books (yes...real, live, print books--not to mention magazines, and journals, too)
  • library databases (searchable gateways to ebooks, online articles, images, streaming videos/films, websites, and more...that you can trust!)
  • websites (trusted places to visit for ideas on the open web)

Begin by watching this video about how to get a great start...and what comes next!

Picking Your Topic IS Research! from libncsu (NC State University Libraries) on YouTube.