I need a topic...
- You can brainstorm, just like the rest of us. You'll probably come
up with a good idea.
- You can go to the Reserve Desk in the library (that's the
semi-circular service desk, right inside the entrance) and ask for the
10,000 topics book. That lists, um, about 10,000 topics (no,
really!) by broad subject area. It even gives you a hint about whether
it's easy to find information on that topic, or not. You can use those
topics, or adjust them to meet your needs.
- You can run a search in a search engine (Google, Yahoo, Dog Pile,
Exalead, Live, etc.) for "term paper topics." This may take you to a
site that will try to sell you a term paper... just pass those up, we'll
talk more about those places on another link. For finding a term paper
topic, look for a listing offered by a library-you'll be able to see it
in the URL. In fact, you might add "library" to your search. Why?
Because the librarians who create those pages often help you by using
the terms that are used by catalogs and indexes, which makes it
easier for you to find information! Of course, if you want to do
it the hard way... .