Q: How do I develop a research topic?


Developing a Research Topic

If you need help coming up with your topic for an annotated bibliography or any other assignment, check out our our "Library 101" research guide. This guide will also help you find resources to include in your annotated bibliography.

A research topic is a statement or an inquiry of a specific concern or issue. A good research topic should:

  • Identify the paper's content in a few words
  • Capture the reader’s attention
  • Be unique in the subject area

Finding Articles on a Research Topic

Once you have your topic, SuperSearch is a good place to start searching for articles because it searches dozens of databases at once. You can get to SuperSearch by going to the library homepage. SuperSearch is the search box in the center of your page.

SuperSearch searches the library catalog as well as many of our databases, but you can also search the catalog directly to find books. Use our FAQs to help you find books in the library.

For more information

For more help, email the Research and Instructional Services department, or call or visit one of our Research Help Desks:

Sturgis Library at Kennesaw: Ground Floor, Room G-16, 470-578-6325
Johnson Library at Marietta: First Floor, Room C-125, 470-578-7471


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Sep 26, 2019


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