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Physics: Develop a Topic

Research guide for physics students

Find Background Information

Background information helps you learn about aspects of a topic that might interest you. 

Research Skills & Tips:

Step 1: Develop a Topic

The first step in a research project is choosing a topic. Begin your research with general background information. This will help you explore the topics of interest, develop research questions and search terms, and decide where to look for sources.

When you're ready, move to the next step: Find Sources.