Finding and Exploring Your Topic: Welcome to
the Library!

Need Help With Your Topic? Just Ask!

Librarians can help you through the process of brainstorming, exploring, and narrowing/broadening your topic!

Stop by the Knowledge Commons desk on the second floor of the J. Willard Marriott Library, use our chat reference service, call us or email us -- we will be happy to help you in any way we can.


One of the more difficult parts of the research process can be finding and refining a topic.  The resources in this guide are intended to help you to identify potential topics for your paper, to find resources to explain a little bit more about your topic, and then to narrow or broaden that topic to an appropriate size.

When choosing a topic, try to pick something that is of interest to you on a personal level. That will make researching your topic much more interesting!

Credits for this Library Guie

Thanks to Sara LeMire for creating this library subject guide.
Edits by Donna Ziegenfuss

Subject Guide

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