Start by brainstorming some potential topics to explore further.
Sometimes a topic may be too broad in scope, and although there is plenty of information on that topic, it can often be difficult to effectively cover such broad topics in research papers or other projects.
Other times, a topic may be too narrow; if there is very little reliable information or it is extremely hard to even find information on a topic, you may need to consider broadening it.
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General databases are good places to start when researching. SC4 has several general databases, which you can find below. For more on using the library databases, check out our research guide "How to Use the Library Databases."
SC4 Library also has many subject-specific databases and research guides, both of which can help to generate ideas for research topics.