Choosing a topic can be challenging. There are different tools and techniques you can use to help yourself get started.
Brainstorming is a great way to generate ideas. Here's some questions to ask yourself to help get you started:
Browsing articles published in professional journals that explore a certain field can help you identify important issues being discussed in that discipline.
RIT's Library subscribes to two different databases that focus on controversial issues: Opposing Viewpoints and CQ Researcher. Browsing the topics listed in either database can be an effective way to identify "hot topics" of interest. The information in these databases include scholarly/peer reviewed articles as well as other types like magazines, viewpoint articles, newspapers, etc., that are not considered scholarly.