Where can I find ideas for a paper or speech?

The library has some great print and online resources to help you find topic ideas and begin your research.

Helpful Search Terms:

  • Contemporary Issues
  • Contemporary World Issues
  • Current Controversies
  • Opposing Viewpoints

You can find many books, articles, and videos in these categories on the library’s homepage.

Browse through this Book:

One fantastic all-in-one source for topic ideas is the book 10,000 Ideas for Term Papers, Projects, Reports and Speeches. You can find this book on the Reference shelf near the copier. The call number is 808.02 – ask a librarian for assistance!

Be sure to check out these Helpful Databases:

  • SIRS Knowledge Source
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context
  • Points of View Reference Center

All of these databases give you access to newspaper and magazine articles and Pro/Con viewpoint essays on hundreds of controversial topics.

Search_&_Find

To access these databases, mouse over the tab on the library’s homepage click on All Sources. Scroll down the following page and click on Opposing Viewpoints in Context,  SIRS Knowledge Source, or Points of View Reference Center. The database will open in a new window and you can browse topics and issues for ideas!

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