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Choose a Topic and Form a Research Question

Begin your research by picking a broad subject which also holds your interest.

Choose a topic with research already available. If you are struggling to pick a topic, try searching “college research topics” online. You can also try the CQ Researcher database.

Reframe your research topic as a question. Add details to your research question and make it specific. As an example, try the following: Instead of alternative energy policies in the United States try “What impact has the United States’ policies on on alternative energy had on its economy?”