Start Your Research
The Library has developed research guides for specific assignments and papers at RBC. View these guides on our new LibGuides site.
Need help picking a topic to research? These sources may help.
- Debatabase – An online forum for formally debating many controversial issues. Read points and counterpoints for each argument surrounding the issue.
- Global Issues – Research issues that affect the entire world, not just the United States.
- Idea Generator – Very, very long list of research topics by ODU.
- Possible Research Topics and Questions – This list was compiled by Christine Woodman in Prof. Duckworth’s English class.
- Public Policies and Issues – A fabulous website compiled by Vanderbilt University that specializes in providing US government information surrounding controversial issues.
- Procon.org – A nonprofit organization that lists the pros and cons of many controversial issues.
- Social Issues in America (Table of Contents) – Multi-volume encyclopedia on the READY REFERENCE shelf (HN57 .S624 2006) that has short articles on many controversial issues.
Technology Assistance for Research
- Learn how to download ebooks.
- Tired of printing out your articles? Learn how to save articles online.