This tutorial, "Choosing a topic" has been accepted into the ALA/ACRL Instruction Section’s Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO) project and added to the PRIMO database.
Choosing a topic does not seem like it should be difficult.
Unfortunately, it often is.
There can be a host of reasons for this, but a common one is that researchers select a topic, and then try to research it, often much later. This often leads to a few problems:
As a result, finding information tends to be frustrating, and yields results that are less than ideal.
The simple step of researching as a topic is selected can often make the entire process much easier. This can be done if you follow these steps.