Need help with your research? A reference librarian is like a tutor for finding and citing information. Schedule an online or phone appointment to get uninterrupted individual time with a librarian.
The best research topics come from your interests. Choose a topic you want to know more about and then research it.
If you have to use scholarly or peer-reviewed sources, you’ll find your research easier if you choose a topic popular with researchers and experts. One way to find popular topics is to browse through press releases and news items about new and interesting research studies.
Try starting with the Opposing Viewpoints database.
PCC Librarians also blog about potential current paper topics, how to think about generating paper topics, and other places to look for paper topics on the Paper Topic Ideas guide.
In this video (5:12) you’ll learn how to turn something you find interesting into a researchable question for a college research project.