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These databases can help you find a research topic:

Opposing Viewpoints in Context – Browse Issues to see listings of topic pages on controversial issues.
Access World News Research Collection – Click “Hot Topics” on the left to view a list of current events and suggested research topics.

Already have a topic, but not sure where to start?

Credo Reference – Find background information (like encyclopedia and dictionary entries) on your topic. A reliable alternative to Wikipedia.
Deets Search – A one-stop search that can help you find books, ebooks, movies, and journal articles from nearly all library databases.
Research Guides – If you’re looking for information on a specific topic, try finding the most relevant research guide to get started. They have links to subject-specific databases, books, and websites. You can also try the General Topics Research Guide for more general information.

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