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ENGL 1020: English Composition 1020

This guide will help you devise a search strategy from a research question, find resources, and get through that big paper.

ENGL 1020: English Composition 1020

You don't have to research alone!

Librarians are here to help you find research for your paper. If you feel stuck, chat with us (a real librarian at UofM!), email us, or schedule a research consultation in person or online.

This research guide will give you information and resources on best places to start your academic/scholarly research, tips and tricks on MLA citation, how to read a scholarly journal article, and some tips on evaluating sources to make sure it's quality information to include in your paper.

Good luck! You're not alone in this process.

Creating Your Research Topic

Developing your research topic may be the hardest part about this assignment! The one restriction is that it must, in some way, relate to Memphis. Other than that, you can write and research about whatever you are interested in. Writing and researching about something you're interested in will make you happy.

Tutorial: Develop Your Topic

This tutorial was made especially for you! Click into the tutorial below to figure out how to create a research topic that you're interested in and that relates to Memphis.


develop your research topic: develop your question