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Basic Research Strategies: Research: The First Steps

Research: The First Steps



Good Places to Find Topics

 Where to Look for Topic Ideas!


Your Textbook- Check the table of contents for ideas on the subject. 


Your Syllabus- Note the topics your instructor has highlighted.


The News- If you need a current or controversial topic, check the news.


New York Times Topics for Argumentative Research Papers - Browse by Subject


Opposing Viewpoints Database- Click the Browse Issues tab and pick See All.


CQ Researcher Database- Browse the Subjects.


Points of View Database- Search the topics.