How can I find ideas for a paper topic?
Pius Library has the following resources that may give you ideas for paper topics, provide background information about a topic, and/or get you started with a bibliography of helpful resources.
CQ Researcher - published 48 times per year with each issue exploring a current topic.
Opposing Viewpoints - provides different viewpoints about potentially controversial topics, such as the Achievement Gap, Addiction, AIDS, Gays in the Military, Gambling, Unemployment, the Taliban, Coal, Doomsday Scenarios, and many more.
Encyclopedias - Pius Library has many print and online general and subject-specific encyclopedias.
To find them, search the SLU Library Catalog using your topic and the word "encyclopedias".
- to locate an encyclopedia about sustainability by keyword, type sustainability and encyclopedias
- to locate encyclopedias about psychology by subject, type psychology--encyclopedias