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ENG 274 WGS 274: Picking a Topic

A guide to library resources for ENG 274/WGS 274

Sources for Picking a Topic

Often one of the most challenging part of doing a research paper is choosing a workable topic, one that is not too broad or too narrow and answers a signficant research question. Only you in consultation with your professor can determine what works.  However, the library has a number of useful resources that will hopefully get you started in this search.

One of the best places to start your search for a topic is browing relevant reference books. Its likely that if the subject has been covered (no matter how briefly) in a reference book that you will be able to get enough information for your paper.

eReference databases:

Your Textbook/course readings are great sources for finding topics.