Where to Find Ideas
Search Gale Virtual Reference Library [find under Databases A to Z, letter "G"]
Why Should I Start with Background Information?
Narrowing a topic requires you to be more specific about your research interest and can help you to develop a thesis.
Questions to Narrow Your Topic
What is a Thesis Statement?
A thesis is typically a one sentence statement in the first paragraph, or beginning, of your project that states your purpose. Thesis statements should be arguable, specific, detailed, and meaningful.
Additional resources for help in developing a thesis statement:
This handout illustrates how a research question develops from a broad topic to a focused question.