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Need a Topic?: For Starters

The following guide provides links and resources concerning current and controversial issues.

How To Use This Guide:

This Research Guide provides various topics broken down into general subject categories.  Please note that most of these topics are broad and will need to be narrowed down further.

Under each tab you will find a selection of boxes representing possible topics in that tab's subject area that contain suggested resources that may help start your research.  Since these topics are broad, the resources may not help your specific thesis.

These resources will also vary in format and location, so head on over to the library catalog to find them..

Note: These resources should be a starting point for your research and are not the only topics you can choose. Stop by the Reference Desk or contact a librarian with any questions about your research. We're here to help!

Good Databases for Finding Contemporary Issues

Reference Books

Print and electronic reference books are great for helping you pick an area to write about. Each page in this Guide includes a box dedicated to reference resources. Start with reference works to get the ball rolling on your research!