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Introduction to Doing Research

For those new or returning to research, this guide will help you to plan your research projects and use the library more effectively.

Choosing a Topic


This Choose and Explore a Topic tutorial will help you work through the process of selecting a research topic.

  • Part 3: Select a topic that is of interest to you and researchable
  • Part 6: Focus your topic so that it is manageable and fits your assignment.
  • Part 7: Turn your topic into a research question.

from Clark College's IRIS: Information& Research Instruction Suite

Or, here's a five-minute video on Developing a Research Question from Laurier University