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A General Topic
General Topic: Usually a few words or a phrase that you'd be interested in researching.
- Media Violence
- Gun laws
- Climate Change
- Animal Rights
- Women's Issues
- Anything else you can think of!
Information Literacy Librarian
Thesis Statement/ Research Question
The research question is a sentence that helps you define what exactly you are trying to answer with your paper.
- Should be debatable
- Should be specific to what you will cover in your paper
Has media violence contributed to the increase in mass shootings?
What are the legal arguments against the legalization of marijuana?
HELP! Reference Desk Contact
Email a question to a librarian via our online answer service.
Reference Desk Hours
Monday–Thursday: 9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
*See the library website for exceptions