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Library Resources: Writing Program: (English 101 & 115): Find a Topic

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Need help getting started with a topic?

Resources to Find and Explore a Topic

Use the following resources to help find a topic, then explore it further.

Learning more about your topic is an important step prior to searching for sources.

Topic Worksheet

Prepare a Keyword List

Once you have utilized some of the topic exploration tools, you are ready to prepare to search for resources.

  • Before you begin researching in the library resources, begin by brainstorming a list of keywords that you can use for your searches.
  • The below attached Topic Worksheet will help get you started thinking about your topic and organizing your thoughts on it.
    • There is a blank copy that you can save and use.
    • There is also an example of a worksheet already filled out.