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i-CONNECT: Step 2: Develop a Topic: Get Started

Develop a Topic Overview

i-CONNECT research better

In Step 2, you will learn how to:

  • Select a topic and find background information
  • Narrow your topic and devise a research question
  • Brainstorm keywords
  • Develop your search strategy (ie what, exactly, you will type in when you search for sources on your topic)

Let's get started:

  1. Watch the video "Picking Your Topic IS Research!"
  2. Click the tabs above to continue Step 2.

Developing a Topic

Libncsu. "Picking Your Topic is Research." YouTube. 1 May 2014. Web. 6 August 2014.


i-connect research better

 Follow the steps below to learn better research skills:

 1. Start Smart    2. Develop a Topic    3. Find Information    4. Evaluate    5. Cite Sources

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