Lake Effect Research Challenge: 1-Exploring a Topic

Challenge Worksheet

Please Note:  You must be logged into your SUNY Oswego LakerApps account to access and complete the worksheets.

Section 1 Worksheet

Section 2 Worksheet

Section 3 Worksheet

Section 4 Worksheet

Section 5 Worksheet

Ask a Librarian

What's Your Topic?

Help! I have to do a research paper.

Pick one of the following choices:
(HINT: If you're doing research for a class, use this tutorial to get a head start.)


I don't have a topic
Learn how to use library tools to discover interesting topics.

My topic is one or two words (ex. Global Warming)

Shape and build your topic into a focused thesis statement or research question.


I have a thesis statement or research question

Double check to make sure you're ready to begin your research.

Developing a Topic

Go  through  this brief tutorial on developing a topic, which will give you ideas about how to refine and narrow your topic.

No Flash plugin installed.

Ask a Librarian