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If you already have a general idea for your research, begin with these:
Credo Reference Topic Page
Credo provides access to over 10,000 Topic Pages, with background information from authoritative reference sources. Use it as a reliable alternative to Wikipedia.
Google's search engine for "scholarly literature". Look for "CheckAvailability@BloomU" or "FullText@BloomU" links.
Encyclopedias, dictionaries, etc.
Contains electronic reference books.
Points of View Reference Center
Search for current and controversial topics. Useful for developing arguments, writing position papers, and development of critical thinking skills.
Academic Search Complete
Our largest interdisciplinary database, ASC indexes more than 9,990 magazines and journals, more than 5,990 of which are full-text. Also indexes monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. 1887 - present
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Films On Demand
Browse the video segments on a wide variety of topics to get some ideas for topics.
ProCon is a non-profit organization that researches issues "that are controversial and important, and we present them in a balanced, comprehensive, straightforward, transparent, and primarily pro-con format at no charge."
Topics from World Digital Library
The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.
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