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WHEN YOU CAN CHOOSE ANY TOPIC
- Ask your professor for suggestions and guidelines.
- Look through current issues of newspapers, magazines, and journals either in print or online to see what catches your eye.
- Take a look at some of the Selected Credible News Sources in our Fake News & Fact Checking Library Guide.
- Watch television news, documentaries, or other factual shows to see if anything interests you.
- Listen to 5-10 minutes of a National Public Radio news broadcast.
- Use the CQ Researcher database below to see a long list of current topics.
- Browse general news websites such as CNN and specialized news websites such as Science News.
Here is a database that specializes in lengthy reports on controversial topics. Please note that while the reports have excellent information they are not scholarly journal articles.
Balanced overviews of controversial issues and current topics in the news, from Congressional Quarterly.