This guide will help you locate broad topics of interest and then help you narrow down your main topic, examine different viewpoints, find statistical information to back up your argument, and help you find journal, magazine, newspaper, and Internet sites of good authority. By using this guide, you will be able to give or write a thoroughly researched speech or paper conveying your point of view intelligently on the controversial topic you have selected.
Using the library databases will help you locate newspaper, magazine, and scholarly journal articles.
These links takes you to the books in the series that are available through the library. If you haven't determined your topic yet, this is a quick way to also look for possible topics for your paper or speech. If you do know your topic, you can use this search and in the search bar add: AND your topic.
Take a look at the Picking a Topic research guide for information on how to choose a topic, narrowing your topic, and the initial research steps.