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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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2015 New Books
by Lora Whtiehurst - Last Updated Jun 16, 2015
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A-Z Resource List
by George Strawley - Last Updated Feb 6, 2015
A one-stop list of everything available through College of The Albemarle libraries.
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Academic Integrity
by George Strawley - Last Updated Apr 28, 2011
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, George Strawley - Last Updated Feb 12, 2015
Research material and tips useful in the HIS 131 course at College of The Albemarle.
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American History II
by George Strawley - Last Updated Feb 12, 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 George Strawley - Last Updated Feb 5, 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, George Strawley - Last Updated Feb 6, 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, George Strawley - Last Updated Sep 10, 2014
Recommended print materials, videos and online sources of information for students in ART 111, Art Appreciation.
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Biology
by George Strawley - Last Updated Feb 12, 2015
For BIO 111 students
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College Study Skills
by Kris Binkley, George Strawley - Last Updated Nov 7, 2011
Resources available for ACA 118.
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Computer & Information Science
by George Strawley - Last Updated Sep 23, 2013
Resources and assignments for CIS students.
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Current Issues
by George Strawley - Last Updated Dec 2, 2014
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 George Strawley - Last Updated Jul 18, 2013
These research resources can aid students in the COA Early Childhood Education program.
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Geography
by George Strawley - Last Updated Dec 2, 2014
Explores the world, its places and its people.
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Health Sciences and Wellness
by Ruth Balf, George Strawley - Last Updated Feb 4, 2015
Timely and authoritative research tools for students in COA's Health Sciences and Wellness programs.
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Library Information
by Barbara Glick, George Strawley - Last Updated Jul 3, 2013
General information for users of the COA campus libraries.
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Literary Criticism
by George Strawley - Last Updated Jul 18, 2013
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 George Strawley - Last Updated Sep 10, 2013
Help and referral links for NCWC's Manteo students
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Marine Vertebrate Zoology
by George Strawley - Last Updated Jul 18, 2013
Research sources of all types covering marine vertebrates and related topics.
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New Items at Dare Campus Library
by Deborah Huth, George Strawley - Last Updated Jun 17, 2015
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, George Strawley - Last Updated Sep 11, 2014
Research tools to help with MSC 160
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Psychology - for book report
by Ruth Balf - Last Updated Jan 27, 2015
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Psychology Annuals
by Ruth Balf - Last Updated Mar 3, 2015
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Western Civilization I
by Deborah Huth, George Strawley - Last Updated Oct 4, 2013
Research material useful for HIS 121.
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Western Civilization II
by Deborah Huth, George Strawley - Last Updated Jul 18, 2013
Research materials covering history from the early modern era to today. Useful for HIS 122.
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World Literature II
by George Strawley - Last Updated Aug 28, 2013
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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