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Using this Guide
The materials on this guide can be found on other library research guides or the Databases A-Z list, as well. Use this as a jumping off place to navigate to your specialized research guide for your subject, or to access special resources like Sage Research Methods or Dissertations and Theses.
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.
Browse journals in your discipline by name or subject, and follow links to their online location. You WILL NOT find individual articles here.
Professional Organizations---topic search
Search the websites of professional organizations and conferences to see what topics are important right now in your field. Find organizations through a web search or from your Research Guide.