Welcome to the English 102 research guide for Dr. Ian Stapley's class. This guide will help you find resources to complete your library assignments. Click on the tabs above for further assistance as you begin your research. Always remember you can ask the Reference Librarian for help!
Choose a topic that really interests you and your research will be more enjoyable.
Having trouble thinking of a topic to research? Here are some ideas to help:
To narrow down a topic that is too broad or unwieldy, consider these questions:
What is the time period of your research? For example, the last two years, the 18th century, or a comparison of the 1960s and the 1990s.
What is the geographic location of your research? For example, the Western Hemisphere, New York State, or Niagara County.
On what aspect of your topic will you focus? For example, the social, psychological, legal, medical, or economic aspects.