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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 customized Library Research Guide!

You might also want to check out the Library's new Research Skills Tutorial.  The first module, Getting Started with Research, includes tutorials and videos on choosing and narrowing your topic.

When in doubt, ask for help!:
  1. Stop by any NWTC Library during library hours (Green BaySturgeon BayMarinette).
  2. Call the main NWTC Library number 920-498-5493 or 1-800-422-NWTC ext. 5493. (Sturgeon Bay 920-746-4911 and Marinette 715-732-3647)
  3. Email Ask.Library@nwtc.edu
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  1. This helped me find a great topic! Thanks.
    by Struggling Writer on Sep 17, 2013.

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