Choose a Topic
Choose a topic in which you are interested in some way. Conducting research on a topic, which does not interest you, makes for a boring semester. The ideal topic is one about which you think you already know something. Perhaps you have encountered some event, or theory, or person, or something that you want to know more about.
The next step is to make sure the holdings of the Lee Library can support your topic. Do a quick preliminary survey using the Library Catalog and various periodical indexes. If you are coming up dry, you may want to reconsider your topic. However, do not forget that you can supplement the Lee Library holdings through Interlibrary Loan from other research libraries.
Choose wisely, you will be spending a whole semester with this topic.