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Research Papers: Home

How to pick a topic and where to find sources

Planning and Brainstorming

Make a copy of these activities to your Google Drive from the "File" menu so you can edit it for your own work.

Finding Sources

Browsing resources to get a general sense of controversial topics is a good starting point.

Encyclopedias, textbooks, and reference databases summarize background information on opposing viewpoints and established facts about an issue.

Research-based articles written by academics and reviewed by fellow scholars provide credible analysis behind different viewpoints on a deeper level.

News resources and interviews can include primary sources of information to learn about how something was reported in real time.

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