The following video describes how the process of choosing your research topic fits into the overall research process. Choosing a topic is not a linear process, but a circular one. You may revise your topic several times before finalizing your paper.
This video describes how to focus a broad idea into a more specific research topic, then turn it into a thesis.
Open the Opposing Viewpoints database and click Browse Issues to examine a list of issues and topics. Further narrow the topics by exploring the Viewpoint articles.