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Develop Research Topics

Discover topic Ideas and learn how to develop them to fit your assignment

Too big?

Listen to a great example of using questions to find aspects or facets of a topic that is too general.  Who?, What?, Where?, Which?, Why?, When?, and How? help you easily narrow down a topic that is big enough to write a book (or two)...when you only need to write 5 - 10 pages!

Too small?

Not finding enough?  Or anything at all?  Maybe it's time to change up your strategy.  Here is some great advice from a librarian on how to move toward a topic that doesn't drown you in information...or, leave you hanging out to dry.

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