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Capstone/WIE: Finding & Researching Your Paper Topic

Getting Started

Watzek LibraryResearching a topic is hard enough, but when you don't even have a topic selected for your research, the thought of completing your Capstone or WIE may seem impossible. 

We're here to help! 

In this guide, we'll show you how to choose a paper topic, check for preemption, use the best research sources and strategies, keep current in your research, how to track and manage your research and what to do if you're at a dead end. 

As always, contact a reference librarian with your questions. 

Faculty Guidance

A number of faculty members provide guidelines for writing papers. A copy of those guidelines is listed below: 

Reference Help

Contact a reference librarian for help with an assignment, project or resource.

Reference Hours 
Phone: 503-768-6688

Schedule a one-on-one appointment with a reference librarian. 

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