Q. I'm having difficulty selecting a dissertation research topic. Can the Library assist?
The Library cannot assist you with narrowing/developing your research topic; for this, you will want to speak directly with your Dissertation Chair. The Library’s pages on Finding a Research Topic should also prove helpful.
However, reference librarians can help you with the following:
•Developing your research strategy
•Identifying relevant databases and journals
•Finding and evaluating information resources
•Discovering alternative search terms for your topic
•Using advanced search techniques for specific databases
•Narrowing your search results
If you are interested in scheduling a research consultation to assist with the above, please read and complete the Research Consultations request form. When filling out the form, please be as thorough as possible to allow us to fully prepare for our session. Upon receipt of your request form, a Librarian will contact you to schedule the one hour consultation.
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