I need a topic...
- You can brainstorm, just like the rest of us. You'll probably come up with a good idea.
- You can go to the Reserve Desk in the library (that's the semi-circular service desk, right inside the entrance) and ask for the 10,000 topics book. That lists, um, about 10,000 topics (no, really!) by broad subject area. It even gives you a hint about whether it's easy to find information on that topic, or not. You can use those topics, or adjust them to meet your needs.
- You can run a search in a search engine (Google, Yahoo, Dog Pile, Exalead, Live, etc.) for "term paper topics." This may take you to a site that will try to sell you a term paper... just pass those up, we'll talk more about those places on another link. For finding a term paper topic, look for a listing offered by a library-you'll be able to see it in the URL. In fact, you might add "library" to your search. Why? Because the librarians who create those pages often help you by using the terms that are used by catalogs and indexes, which makes it easier for you to find information! Of course, if you want to do it the hard way... .