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 Dr. Kelleher 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. Below is a list of recommended reference books:
Reference Books (locations specified)
In the Main Collection
In the Reference Collection (behind the Information Desk):
In addition to print reference titles the library has eReference titles. These are print reference books that are available online and keyword searchable. You can still browse them like traditional reference books.
Your course materials are a great source for finding topics. What interests you in class readings?
Faculty - consult with Dr. Kelleher or other faculty in the History Department to get ideas.