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WRIT 101: College Writing I: Topic Ideas

This guide provides links to librarians' favorite databases (for articles) as well as recommended books and websites for students in WRIT 101.

Ask Yourself...

Choosing a topic is an important part of your research paper. The resources on this page point you to the hot-button issues that have many sides to argue. Check out some of our favorite new books or browse the databases and websites below to get a thorough understanding of the issues. Ask yourself the following questions:

  • What interests me?
  • What am I passionate or excited about?
  • What could I talk about for hours?
  • What do I want to learn more about or understand better?
  • What would I like to change about the world?
  • What are some problems that need solutions?
  • What are the issues in my career field?

Find Background Information

Get an overview of your topic before you begin your research. Start with Credo Reference, a collection of over 800 online dictionaries, encyclopedias, and more.

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