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InfoBits: Choose a Topic

What You'll Learn

InfoBits - Build your research skills

  • Techniques and resources to help you choose a topic.

Important Terms

Book Series on Controversial Topics

Search in the Library Catalog for titles in these series.

Choose a Topic

Choose A Topic - Resources to help you choose a research topic.

Choosing a topic is the starting point of your research.  If possible, choose a topic that is interesting to you or is something you want to learn more about.

Do some preliminary research first to learn more about a topic. Having a better understanding of the topic helps you determine what concept or issue to focus on.

It's possible you may need to modify the topic as you discover what is or isn't available on it.

Selected Databases

Build Your Skills

Complete the "Choose a Topic" section to discover practical techniques for selecting a topic.


  • Develop topic ideas by talking with your instructor and other students.
  • Librarians can guide you to a variety of resources to find a topic.
  • For topic ideas and background information, explore the library databases and book series listed on this page.