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Reference Question of the Week

Q: Is there a website we can use to help narrow down research topics?

A: We would encourage you to stop by the library Reference Desk. The librarian will be very happy to talk with you about getting started on your research. Check Dewey Library Reference Desk hours to be sure the desk is staffed when you plan to arrive. Another avenue to pursue is to make an appointment with a Subject Specialist. These are librarians who have expertise about your field of interest, and can sometimes guide you in selecting at topic.

We also have an online guide called Doing Research. The first section on this page, "Research Process," is a detailed overview on ways to choose a topic for your paper.

Don't forget, most professors are also very happy to talk with you about your research topic.