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Can't decide on a topic for your research paper or speech? You can find suggestions for topics from some of these online databases* available through the Blinn College Library.

CREDO Reference Topic Pages (A to Z List)

The CREDO topic pages provide a brief overview of the topic, along with definitions, images, a list of further readings, and links to other resources within the CREDO Reference database. They also contain links to relevant journal articles from EBSCO databases, such as Academic Search Complete, and Gale databases such as Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Here is an example topic page for gun control.

Below is a list of CREDO Reference topic pages organized by broad subject categories:
Art Language Psychology
Biographies Law Religion
Business Literature Science
Food & Beverages Medicine Social Sciences
Geography Music Technology
History Philosophy  

SIRS Issues Researcher (Proquest) : Leading Issues

This page has links to over 300 leading controversial issues that could be used as a research topic. Clicking on a research topic will take you to a page containing a topic overview, pro/con issues, and links to various sources about that topic, such as newspaper, magazine, and academic journal articles, primary sources, government documents, and quality websites.

Global Issues in Context (Gale) : Browse Issues

Choose topics based on the following broad subject areas...

  Business & Economy Health & Medicine
  Conflict & Diplomacy Science & Technology
  Environment & Climate Change Society & Culture
  Government, Politics, & Law Women, Children & the Family

or Regions of the World:

  Africa Oceana
  Asia South America
  Europe Middle East
  North America  

Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale) : Browse Issues

Resources on more than 300 research topics including full text pro & con essays from the Opposing Viewpoints book series, articles from newspapers, magazines, and academic journals, statistics, images and videos, and much more.

Science in Context (Gale) : Browse Topics

Resources on many science related research topics including full text articles from newspapers, magazines, and academic journals, statistics, images and videos, and much more.

Science Online (Infobase)


Finding a topic is just the first step in the research process. For more information on how to proceed with your paper or speech check out our Library Research LibGuide.

* These are Blinn College Library subscription databases. Students will need your Blinn Student Online ID and password to access these databases from off-campus. Faculty and staff will use your Blinn Network Login.
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