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Full Text Finder This link opens in a new windowThis resource allows you to search for specific journal titles in the OWHL's collection and see which databases have the full text articles.
In your journal, record spontaneously those quotations, ideas, questions, observations, and associations that move you,
the reader. Also record the page where you can later find the source of your responses.
Choose a Topic
"Do not hunt for subjects, let them choose you, not you them."
Choosing a topic is the first step in the research process. It is itself a process and is facilitated by close reading of the primary text, aided by a reading journal. Here are the steps:
- Growing awareness of interesting qualities within the primary text
- Choosing an area of interest for research
- Asking productive questions that help explore and evaluate a topic
- Creating a preliminary research question
- Revising and refining to form a working thesis
Still stuck? Use this handy THESIS BUILDER to help choose a topic.