Tips for choosing a topic for an Issues and Controversies paper:
1. Consider your interests and major. Have you recently learned about issues in your major that you want to research?
Examples: Teachers and School Vouchers, Healthcare Professionals and Obesity
2. Can you think of any recent news stories that apply to your interests or your major?
Examples: recent lawsuits, health discoveries
3. Does anyone in your family or group of friends have a problem or health issue you would like to explore?
Examples: Diabetes, autism, depression
4. Do you see anything in U.S. Policy or even your local community that seems like it has more than one side of the story?
Examples: Middle East Conflict
Need more ideas?
CQ Researcher includes a "Hot Topics" list on the main page.
Issues & Controversies includes both a browsable subject index and a "Pro and Con" issues list:
Step 2 is to find sources.
To search the database Issues and Controversies, enter a search in to the box below, or click the blue heading to be taken directly in to the database.
For a listing of topics that you can browse, click this link to be taken to the Research Topics page.