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If your professor hasn’t assigned a topic, choose a topic that will hold your interest and that you would already like to know more about. Your textbook, course materials, notes, and class discussions might also provide topic ideas.
CQ Researcher Plus Archive
Find comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news about American government, politics, public policy, health, education, criminal justice, the economy, the environment, technology, social trends, and international affairs. [How to search]
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Find full-text pro/con materials, viewpoints, articles, statistics, video, audio, and images. [ How to search ]
Points of View Reference Center
Search by topic to locate overviews, point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and guides to critical analysis. [ How to search ]
Topics in magazines/newspapers
Magazines are a great place to locate current and controversial issues in the news. Sample magazines include:
Newspapers can provide ideas for local or regional topics. Editorials within the newspaper can also provide ideas for point-of-view research. Sample newspapers and newspaper-link sites to browse online include: