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Picking Your Topic IS Research! (3:11)
Suggestions for Picking a Paper Topic
1) Pick a topic from a newspaper or magazine article.
2) Pick a topic from a news story you saw on TV, heard on the radio, or read online.
3) Pick a topic from an online resource, such as one of the following:
Explore current issues and controversies. Each illustrated CQ report includes an overview, historical background, chronology, pro/con feature, plus resources for additional research. Browse CQ for research topics if you are looking for ideas.
Points of View Reference Center
A good starting place when researching controversial topics or writing an opinion paper. Has hundreds of topics, each with an overview, point, counterpoint and critical thinking guide.
Local, regional, national, and international newspapers. 1977 to present. Can also be searched via ProQuest Central.
One Perfect Source (2:09)
Getting an Overview of Your Topic (1:56)
Credo Reference is MCC Library's online reference tool. Gather basic facts, definitions and background information from specialized encyclopedias, dictionaries and atlases. Search within individual books or search multiple books at the same time.
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