Research Guides

How to Find "Hot" Paper Topics

 

Public Agenda Online Issue Guides
http://www.publicagenda.org/issues/issuehome.cfm
“Used by journalists, policy makers, teachers, students and citizens who want to better understand controversial topics. Public Agenda Issue Guides provide facts and figures, different perspectives and analysis of public attitudes from surveys conducted by Public Agenda and by other respected polling and news organizations.”

Best Information on the Net
http://library.sau.edu/bestinfo/Hot/hotindex.htm
Saint Ambrose University list of hot topics include extensive links.

Hot Paper Topics
http://www.nwmissouri.edu/library/courses/english2/termindex.htm
The links on this webpage are intended for NW Missouri State University students only, but it is a good source for topic ideas.

Research Guide on Paper Topics
http://www.csulb.edu/library/subj/Paper%20Topics/hottopics/hottopicsindex.htm
from Cal State University at Long Beach; includes suggested topics divided by subject area and links to resources as well as links to additional sources for topics.

Subject Guide for Hot Topics Supersites
http://infodome.sdsu.edu/research/guides/hot/supersites.shtml
A list of internet “supersites” which have resources on many controversial topics of current interest.

Hot Topics
http://library.louisville.edu/government/news/otherlinks/otherlinks.html
List of topics and links to resources from the University of Louisville.

Resources/Selected Internet Sites
http://library.tacoma.ctc.edu/sites/search.asp
These sites have been identified by Tacoma Community College librarians and faculty as good starting points for research. See Issues: Pro & Con

Policy.com
http://policy.com/
Every week takes a hot button issues and gives an overview of the topic, explains the issues surrounding it, and presents a variety of proposed policies. Policy.Com is neutral, and makes every effort to represent a full spectrum of possible solutions.

 

 




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