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IB Extended Essay

Resources to support students as they plan, write, edit, and revise their Extended Essays

Useful Academic Databases

As you begin the process of selecting a topic, a researcher should...

  • Read, view, skim, scan​ widely to find a topic of interest
  • View the course syllabus​
  • Connect to personal interests​
  • Make mind maps​
  • Talk to friends and family​
  • Talk to your teachers​
  • Confirm there are secondary sources with enough research about the topic
  • Read academic journals – how is the topic treated by other scholars?

The academic databases listed below are good places to browse when trying to identify possible topics of interest.

Other Useful Websites