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English Composition 1001

Research made easy.

Prework for Library Session

Choosing a topic and developing that topic into a question is a crucial first step in the research process.  This activity will walk you through some steps that will help you focus your area of inquiry.


1. Watch the "Developing a Research Question" video below.

2. Investigate your topic by exploring some recommended resources for conducting background research.

3.  Complete the Library Prework worksheet and bring it to your library research workshop (either saved on your computer or printed out).

1. Developing a Research Question

2. Useful Library Resources for Topic Development

The following databases will provide background information to help you discover a topic for research.These are just starting points and other resources will be necessary to further investigate your argument or point of analysis.

3. Library Session Prework

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