Choose a topic you find inherently interesting and are curious to learn more about. Browsing newspapers, encyclopedias, or subject specific reference works may help you identify a research topic. Log in to E-search first for full access to Databases.
Access World News- A collection of local, national and international print and online news sources with special reports on current issues easily organized in easily searchable catagories.
CQ Researcher and CQ Global Researcher- Single themed reports on domestic and international issues respectively.
EBSCO eBook Collection- Browsable by category.
Gale Virtual Reference Library- Multidisciplinary collection of encyclopedias and subject specific reference works.
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center- Extensive browseable list of topics and hot button issues.
An initial topic may be very broad and based on general interest in the subject but you will need to identify a specific aspect of that topic to manageably research.
Limiting the focus of a topic can help you to narrow the scope of your research:
Find a topic by browsing subject specific reference works in print. Some examples are linked below or look for more through the Online Catalog by keyword and limiting your search to Reference.
Child Labor : A Global View (2004)
Comparative Health Policy (2007)