Below is a brief list of different starting points for your research, from the library catalog and databases to requesting personal help. See the full Starting Your Research Guide for more ways to do research and get help finding information.
There are many directions you can take when selecting a topic to research for a particular assignment, paper, or project. We suggest that you select a topic that interests YOU. It could be a current event, a "hot topic" in the news or in scholarly circles, or something in your major or particular field of study. Your enthusiasm and passion for the topic will show in the final product of your research, so choose well!
The library suggests the following starting points: