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EVC Library Support for Online and Distance Education: Selecting a Topic


Selecting a Topic

 Selecting a topic for a research paper can be quite challenging; however, there are various recommended resources on this page to assist you in this part of the research process. Once you have a general topic, you will need to conduct some background research to narrow your topic down. It is essential to have a focused topic in a research paper because it gives direction and clarity to your writing.

Topic Ideas

How do I get Ideas for a Research Topic?

Check out our database Opposing Viewpoints to brainstorm for controversial issues. Click on Browse Issues for a list of topic ideas.


Opposing Viewpoints Database homepage


Topic Idea Websites

Websites for Topic Ideas