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Hot Button Issues

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Have you been assigned a research project and don’t know how to proceed?

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"My professor said I have to write about a social or political what?"

You've found your way to the right place! This guide can help you locate, evaluate, and cite resources for a research paper focusing on any hot button issue.

Possible Topics

Not sure what to write about?
Common topics include:
  • Video game violence
  • Gun control
  • Climate change
  • Immigration
  • Gender equality
  • Civil rights
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Privacy and security

Books on Issues

Useful Databases

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For more information on citing resources, see our Citations Guide!

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