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Library Research 101: How do I develop a good research question?

How do I develop a good research question?

Sarah’s assignment is broad enough to give her some choices when picking a topic. So, what makes a good research question?

  • It interests you! You'll enjoy it and do a better job.
  • It meets the requirements of your assignment.
  • It’s broad enough to give you several search options.
  • It’s focused enough that you’re not overwhelmed with information.
Tip
Find Inspiration
  • Read, listen or watch the news
  • Discover resources with Search@UW
  • Talk to your instructors and fellow classmates
  • Consult with a librarian