Make a list of broad non-history topics that interest you.
Once you find a broad research area you are interested in, read an overview so that you can narrow your topic and develop a thesis statement.
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Reference sources give you an overview of your topic. They help you identify alternate key words that will aid you in searching the online catalog and various electronic databases. Also, reference sources often include bibliographies that give suggestions for further reading, which can include books, articles and/or websites. All of the reference sources listed below are examples of the books that can be found in the Garver Room (silent study room).