Choose a Topic: Selecting a Broad Topic

Identifying a Broad Topic

To identify a broad topic to research, try these strategies to help generate ideas:

  • Browser your textbook or class readings.
  • Think about something interesting you have read or seen online or on television.
  • Pick a topic relevant to your life.
    • Considering a career in medicine?  Hoping to start your own business?  Thinking of studying abroad next year? Choose a topic that allows you to learn about something you can apply to your daily life.
  • Look through Subject Guides - they cover a wide variety of topics and one might spark your interest.

Browsing Library Databases for Topics

Library databases can be used to help generate ideas: