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Choosing a Research Topic  

Choosing a research topic can be a daunting task. But there are resources available to you to help with finding a topic that you'll find interesting to explore.
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Books

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100 Research Topic Guides for Students - Barbara W. Borne
Call Number: Z710.B73 1996 - ask at Reference Desk
ISBN: 0313295522
Publication Date: 1996-06-30

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100 More Research Topic Guides for Students - Dana McDougald
Call Number: Z710.M19 1999 - Ask at Reference Desk
ISBN: 0313308527
Publication Date: 1999-09-30

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10,000 Ideas for Term Papers - Kathryn Lamm
Call Number: Z710.L35 1998
ISBN: 0028625129
Publication Date: 1998-10-18

Opposing Viewpoints (Series)
Volumes cover nearly every controversial contemporary topic imaginable. Each book in this series explores a specific issue in a unique pro/con format.
Check the library catalog under Series Title - begins with - to search the 512 available titles for call numbers.

Databases

Resources for exploring research topics through San Diego Miramar College Library databases.

  • CQ Researcher

               http://library.cqpress.com/cqresearcher/

  • Facts on File / Issues & Controversies

               http://online.infobaselearning.com/Default.aspx

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library

               http://go.galegroup.com/ps/start.do?p=GVRL&u=san20782&authCount=1

  • SIRS Knowledge Source

               http://sks.sirs.com/cgi-bin/hst-portal-display?id=SCA0408-0-4706

On the Web

Resources for exploring research topics on the Web:

Yahoo Directory -  Society & Culture - Issues & Causes

      http://dir.yahoo.com/society_and_culture/issues_and_causes

Time's Topics - from the New York Times

      http://www.nytimes.com/pages/topics/

     

 

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