Library Skills Tutorial
Selecting and Refining a TopicAs you and Sandy explore, select, and refine a topic, look for:
- Good strategies for narrowing a topic.
- Some good sources that can help you.
Communication is a very broad topic.
- How can you narrow a topic as broad as communication?
- Is there an area of communication in which you are particularly interested? You should try to pick something which you will enjoy researching.
- Are there specialized dictionaries or encyclopedias that might help you select and narrow your topic?
- What are the best indexes and databases to help you?
- Does the library have handouts or guides that will have suggestions for books, databases, and Internet resources for you to use?