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Choosing a Topic
Choosing a topic can sometimes be difficult. If you are having problems choosing your topic, be sure to reach out to your professor or a librarian to help talk you through the process. Your course textbook is also another good place to start. Lastly, there are websites and library databases that can help you with this process. See a few of these websites and databases listed below to help generate topic ideas that you may be interested in writing about.
Issues and Controversies (Infobase Publishing)
Offers a wealth of current topics research information, including pro/con discussions of hot issues, newspaper editorials, numerical snapshots of key topics, photos and graphics, and selected historical source documents.
Funded by: College
Opposing Viewpoints (Gale In Context)
Online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Features continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
Funded by: Statewide Allocation
Points of View Reference Center (EBSCO)
Designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of a wide range of controversial subjects. It features a series of full-text essays representing opposing viewpoints on a variety of important issues.
Funded by: College (FALSC Group License)