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Choosing a Topic -- Looking for Ideas
Specialized databases and websites explain issues within broader contexts and from differing viewpoints. This helps with understanding the "big picture" and can often help with forming ideas for narrowing topics.
Opposing Viewpoints (Gale in Context)
Resource covering today's most relevant social issues in multiple media formats. Includes opinion pieces.
In-depth reports on popular national and global policy issues from 1991-present. Written by experienced journalists, footnoted, and professionally fact-checked.
Background Information -- Reference Collections
Need to look up a term, name, place, or event? Reference collections are great places to START the research process. Results are authoritative and trustworthy. Bonus--most include formatted citations at the bottom of each entry!
The Writing Center is located in Walker Library, room 362. Visit or call 904.8237 to schedule an appointment.
Textbooks, assigned readiings, practice tests, etc. Items are for use within the library for short check-out periods. You can scan or photocopy important pages!