The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY)
Finding a topic
What are you interested in? If you love sports but don’t care about cooking, it probably won’t be much fun to research a famous chef.
Ask yourself what you want to know about a subject. You might need to narrow the subject down to one thing. Or you might need to broaden your idea.
For instance, you may love soccer — that’s a broad topic! But you could dig into who invented soccer cleats, or how the game began.
Be a skeptic
Some topics can be tricky. For example, you might be intrigued by politics. But it’s important when researching politicians or government agencies to pay attention to your sources of information.
A website that’s dedicated to raising money for Democrats might be a bit biased, or favoring Democrats’ points of view.
Try to find out who wrote the information. Often this can be found at the end of the page.