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Library DIY: Possible Topics

Find how to locate a book, eBook, and articles, evaluate and cite sources, and access library services.

I want to learn more about a possible topic

Before beginning more in-depth research, it's often helpful to get an overview of your topic through background research. This can help you develop a more effective research question and brainstorm better search terms.

  • Your professor can provide advice about the topic and how to frame it. 
     
  • Ask a Librarian! We're available in person, via virtual chat, email, and phone. 
     
  • Subject Guides and other reference resources can help you develop your topic and identify key search terms. They contain short topic overviews and scholarly references.  
     
  • Browse through recent tables of contents for ideas and background information on possible topics. You can browse eJournals by subject.

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