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How do I pick a topic for a research paper?

Last Updated: Feb 03, 2017  |  1573 Views

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If your research paper assignment is to write an argumentative paper or pick a controversial topic, a great place to start is the Current, Controversial Topics Library Research Guide.

The first two links you see, SIRS and Opposing Viewpoints, are resources that contain mini research guides on a long list of current, controversial topics.  You can browse the topics alphabetically or by subject category.  Each topic guide contains hundreds of full-text articles (from newspapers, magazines, and scholarly journals) and full-text book chapters.

Are you working on your English Composition 1 research assignment?  Check out the Library Research Guide!

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  1. This helped me find a great topic! Thanks.
    by Struggling Writer on Sep 17, 2013.

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