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Psychology and Counseling Library Research Guide: Topic

This is a tutorial for psychology and counseling research in the library.


How do I decide what to write about?

Choosing A Topic

  • Your topic should interest you.
  • Do some preliminary research before final selection to find out the scope of what has already been done.
  • It should be significant so you can add to important knowledge in the field.
  • It should be specific to limit the field of investigation to a manageable level.
  • But not so specific that nothing has been done.

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Margaret Sylvia
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St. Mary's University Blume Library

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San Antonio, TX 78228-8608

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