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Narrow by asking myself 5 simple questions...

4 minute how-to video by the Ohio State University Libraries explains 5 simple questions that will help you to narrow down your topic quickly: Who? What? When? Where? Why?

5 Ws Narrow My Topic Worksheet

Optional worksheets will help you narrow down your topic using the 5Ws described in the video on this page.

Background information

E- Books

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Use "limit to peer review" or "limit to academic journals" to exclude popular magazines and newspapers from the results list.

Every article comes with a suggested MLA citation.

Newspaper Databases


ProQuest Newspapers
Search all 7 newspapers listed below as well as many other major daily newspapers by choosing the “ProQuest Newspapers” link,or focus your search by choosing just one newspaper from this list.


Additional Databases

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