Choosing a research topic can be tricky. Here are some tips to help you get started with selecting and developing your topic.
Brainstorm - Brainstorm different areas of interest and topic ideas. You can check the following places for inspiration.
Explore and test out your topic idea - try searching for your topic online and in library databases to see what you find. Are you finding information that you can use for your research assignment? Is what you are finding interesting to you?
Scope your topic - sometimes a topic can be too broad or too narrow to start. Refine your topic with these tips
Background information can help you learn more about your topic. Background information can give you an overview of your topic and introduce you to concepts, trends, vocabulary, events, etc. around your topic. Wikipedia and Google can often be good places to go for some basic background information. Library databases can also help you find detailed and informative background information on your topic.
These databases can help you find background information.