Answered By: Reference Librarian
Last Updated: May 22, 2017     Views: 9

If you are having trouble thinking of a focus for an upcoming paper, try visiting the following library databases:


  • Opposing Viewpoints
    • Click on Browse Issues, located towards the top left.
  • CQ Researcher
    • Try clicking either Browse Topics or Browse Reports > By Date (if you are interested in current, hot-button issues).


If you are logging into these resources from off-campus, you’ll be directed to enter your myMCC login information.


Other places to look for topic ideas:


  • Browse the Web for new ideas (and to further develop existing interests).
    • is similar to the two resources listed above, only it’s a free web resource. Click on Issues We Cover to browse topics.
  • Browse a current newspaper.

For additional assistance, contact the MCC Library Reference Desk.

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