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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.
World News Digest Topics
News summaries and background articles compiled by World News Digest staff from reliable news and information sources. Includes current news stories from Reuters.
CQ Researcher This link opens in a new window
In-depth reports on popular national and global policy issues from 1991-present. Written by experienced journalists, footnoted, and professionally fact-checked.
Health and Wellness (Gale) This link opens in a new window
Physical and mental health topics.
Selected Journals by Subject
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.
Free New York Times Digital Access