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Broaden your Topic

Some students start with a very narrow topic that is hard to find information about.

If you’re having trouble finding enough information about your topic, try broadening your topic, or expanding your topic to include additional, related concepts.

For instance, if you want to research the tornado that struck Andover, Kansas in 1991, you may want to compare tornado recovery in towns of a similar size, or look at the economic impact of natural disasters in the Wichita area.

It really depends on the research that is available about your topic. The Greensburg disaster generated more research and publicity than other similar events due to the manner of their recovery process.