I need help choosing a topic for a research assignment.

Q: I need help choosing a topic for a research assignment.

Answered By: Deborah Lee
Last Updated: Jul 12, 2022 Views: 46

There are several ways to get help choosing a topic through the MSU Libraries!  For more help on getting ideas for a topic, get one-on-one help with a librarian through a research consultation.  

If you prefer to browse through databases and collections, try the following resources:

  1. Research Guides - websites designed to help give you a better idea of the resources we have for certain topics.  You can search by subject (on the left of the screen), or you can type in a keyword in the search box.
  2. Subject Databases - if you know what subject you're interested in, but you're not sure how to narrow that subject down into a manageable paper topic, try searching in a subject-specific database.  Use the subject limiters to borrow the vocabulary of the database and try to get a manageable number of search results that isn't too large or too small.

You can always ask for help with any of these resources!

 

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