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Choosing Topics

Your topic has to embrace the requirements of the assignment as well as what you are genuinely interested in. Instructors generally require academic topics, but you might not yet be comfortable determining what academic topics are.  These resources should help you find a topic that is academic and relevant, and that inspires you.  Also, please don't hesitate to talk with your instructor or your librarian to help you find the best topic for you. 

 

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A-Z Resource List
by Deborah Huth - Last Updated Aug 26, 2015
A one-stop list of everything available through College of The Albemarle libraries.
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Academic Integrity
by Deborah Huth - Last Updated Aug 26, 2015
The waters of plagiarism and source-citation are not as murky as you think. Navigate them safely with these tools.
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American History I
by Deborah Huth - Last Updated Aug 26, 2015
Research material and tips useful in the HIS 131 course at College of The Albemarle.
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American History II
by Deborah Huth - Last Updated Aug 26, 2015
This guide will provide a foundation of credible sources for students to begin researching for Rex Etheridge's American History II course.
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American Literature I
by Deborah Huth - Last Updated Aug 26, 2015
Helpful sources for literary criticism assignments for works written up to 1865. Developed for Vicki Moulson's ENG 231 students.
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American Literature II
by Deborah Huth - Last Updated Aug 26, 2015
Helpful sources for literary criticism assignments for works written after 1865. Originally developed for Vicki Moulson's Summer 2011 ENG 232 course.
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Art Appreciation
by Deborah Huth - Last Updated Aug 26, 2015
Recommended print materials, videos and online sources of information for students in ART 111, Art Appreciation.
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Biology
by Deborah Huth - Last Updated Aug 26, 2015
For BIO 111 students
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College Study Skills
by Deborah Huth - Last Updated Aug 26, 2015
Resources available for ACA 118.
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Computer & Information Science
by Deborah Huth - Last Updated Aug 26, 2015
Resources and assignments for CIS students.
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Current Issues
by Deborah Huth - Last Updated Aug 26, 2015
Find information for persuasive essays, oral presentations and general discussion of the news. Originally designed for ENG 112, sections SN and SN2, taught by Vicki Moulson.
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Early Childhood Education
by Deborah Huth - Last Updated Aug 26, 2015
These research resources can aid students in the COA Early Childhood Education program.
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Elizabeth City Campus Library
by Shirley Outlaw - Last Updated Jan 22, 2016
Students, faculty and staff can check out items at the Elizabeth City Campus Library or ask for the items too be sent to their campus.
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Geography
by Deborah Huth - Last Updated Aug 26, 2015
Explores the world, its places and its people.
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Health Sciences and Wellness
by Deborah Huth - Last Updated Aug 26, 2015
Timely and authoritative research tools for students in COA's Health Sciences and Wellness programs.
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Library Information
by Deborah Huth - Last Updated Aug 26, 2015
General information for users of the COA campus libraries.
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Literary Criticism
by Deborah Huth - Last Updated Aug 26, 2015
An overview of sources useful for writing a critical essay or paper in literature. For English 112 and other courses.
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Manteo ASPIRE @ College of The Albemarle
by Deborah Huth - Last Updated Aug 26, 2015
Help and referral links for NCWC's Manteo students
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Marine Vertebrate Zoology
by Deborah Huth - Last Updated Aug 26, 2015
Research sources of all types covering marine vertebrates and related topics.
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New Items at Dare Campus Library
by Deborah Huth - Last Updated Feb 11, 2016
Students, faculty and staff can check out these exciting new books and videos at the Dare Campus Library. Elizabeth City and Chowan students can ask for items to be sent to their campuses.
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Oceanography
by Deborah Huth - Last Updated Aug 26, 2015
Research tools to help with MSC 160
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Psychology Annual Editions
by Shirley Outlaw - Last Updated Dec 11, 2015
The Annual Editions series is designed to provide convenient access to a wide range of current articles from some of the most respected magazines, newspapers, and journals published today. The articles selected are authored by scholars and researchers.
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Psychology Books for PSY-150 Book Report
by Shirley Outlaw - Last Updated Dec 15, 2015
Books listed are approved for PSY-150 book report.
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Western Civilization I
by Deborah Huth - Last Updated Aug 26, 2015
Research material useful for HIS 121.
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Western Civilization II
by Deborah Huth - Last Updated Aug 26, 2015
Research materials covering history from the early modern era to today. Useful for HIS 122.
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World Literature II
by Deborah Huth - Last Updated Aug 26, 2015
These resources can support your studies and research in ENG 262.
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Video: Choosing a Topic

This video was created by Paradise Valley Community College in Arizona. Some parts of it refer to resources available only to students at that college. Similar materials may be found through the COA library website:

 

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