Students report that getting started is the most difficult part of the research process. To help identify potential national/international issues that interest you, browse some of the topics listed in CQ Researcher or Opposing Viewpoints.
Before you can begin searching for information in a print or online resource, you need to identify keywords related to your topic. Key terminology can be found easily by scanning:
If you are still struggling, then try these suggestions:
Once you have selected an initial topic, the next step is to develop research questions. To begin:
See the short video below for more tips:
Refer to this guide as you develop your research topic. Use background information to help you understand your topic and provide context.