Answered By: Paula Verdegaal
Last Updated: May 27, 2015     Views: 400

If you need to choose a topic for a Pro-Con type paper there are two databases that can help you with possible topics. The first is Opposing Viewpoints in Context and the other is SIRS Issues Researcher. These databases can be accessed through the library homepage. Under "Articles & Databases" on the library homepage, click "A-Z List", now look through this alphabetical list for either of these two databases. To look for topics using Opposing Viewpoints follow this link to the A-Z List of Databases:

  1. Click on the link that says "Opposing Viewpoints in Context" from the A-Z List
  2. Once you arrive at the homepage, in the bar at the top of the page, look for the word "Issues" and click on that word.
  3. You are now in a list of controversial issues that this database has full text articles on
  4. Make sure to scroll down, there are many topics to choose from

If you would like to use SIRS Issues Researcher

  1. Locate SIRS Researcher in the A-Z List of Databases
  2. Click on the link to SIRS Researcher
  3. You will now see a list of their "Leading Issues" that you can scroll through to search for a topic. All of the articles found in this database are full text and can be accessed from any place that has an Internet connection.


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