Research Guides describe and provide access to the most useful resources available through Truxal Library for particular fields of study, including the best databases to use. Use Research Guides to discover and develop research topics within a particular discipline:
Research for an assigned paper or other presentation takes a lot of time and effort, so enjoy the process by researching something that holds your interest.
Write down anything you already know about the topic; try to think of at least three things.
Write down any questions you have about the topic; try to think of at least three questions.
Below are some questions that might help you construct an interesting research topic. Don’t rush through this part of the process. It’s critical, so spend at least a few minutes thinking carefully about each question.
Tell your instructors what your interests are, and they may be able to help you fashion Research Topics that both suit your interests and that meet their assignments' requirements. Even when instructors assign Research Topics, they’ll usually work with you to find a way to make research projects interesting for you.
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