Sources listed below are good for finding topics and background information on topics.
Choosing a topic can be challenging especially if your instructor gives you an "open topic" to write on anything...
A good topic is one that:
The sources listed in the first column can also help you find topics.
Students often start with broad topics such as Global Warming, Immigration, Eating Disorders, Environment, etc.
Narrow your topic into something manageable:
Formulating a research question can be the hardest part of the process.
A research question is what you really want to find/discover. It is a clear, focused, concise, complex and arguable question around which you center your research. It guides your literature search.
State your research topic as a question.
Sample Research Question: Is there a relationship between stress and eating disorders among college students?
Remember: Once you have a research question, you are not stuck with it. You can adjust, refocus your research question once you start researching.