The following library databases are great places to begin you research. If you haven't decided on a topic, you might want to browse these databases for potential topics. Please note, these databases are great resources for "in the news" social/political/economic topics. If you have a more specific topic (e.g. should we abolish the penny), you will find more results using general databases such as EbscoHost.
- CQ Researcher - Coverage of current events topics. Also provides pro/con for current issues. You can type in your search topic, browse by date or browse by topic. If you find a report on a topic you are interested in, you can e-mail, print or download the report. Make sure you click on the "Cite Now!" link. This will create a citation for the report in APA or MLA format.
- Issues and Controversies - To help students, researchers, and readers understand the critical issues we face today, Issues & Controversies explores and analyzes hundreds of hot topics in politics, business, government, crime, law, energy, education, health, family, science, foreign policy, race, rights, society, and culture.
- Opposing Viewpoints - An online database that presents the pro and con of social issues, as well as providing statistics and reliable websites.