This is a preview to some of the questions your Lindsey librarian will ask you whenever you need help starting a research project.
Use the resources below in the beginning stages of the research process. Each link provides steps and processes for research, as well as topic ideas.
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SELECTING A TOPIC
Whether you are given a list of topics to choose from or selecting a topic of choice, your selection is incredibly important. For instance, if you select a topic that does not interest you or that is too broad or narrow, it will impact the finished product of your work. Below are some strategies to utilize when deciding on a topic.
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It is OK to have a broad and general topic when you first start out. This allows you to be flexible and curious.
Don't get discouraged easily! When you first start browsing, you may find too much or too little information about your topic. That is OK! You don't have to switch completely to a new topic. Work with what you find, not against it.
When in doubt, ask your professor for help! They know exactly what they want for your assignment.