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WRT 101 - Desert Vista - Shattuck: Get Started - Research Warm Up

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Hot Topics and Current Issues

Is your topic about a controversial issue or something in the news?  Try one of our Hot Topic databases.  They have articles, topic summaries, as well as links to related newspaper articles and multimedia.

  • CQ Researcher  
    Each 12,000-word CQ Researcher report is a unique work, investigated and written by a seasoned journalist, professionally fact-checked, and footnoted to facilitate further research.
  • Points of View Reference Center
    Undergraduate students can use Points of View as a guide to debating, developing arguments, writing position papers, and developing critical thinking skills. 
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context
    This cross-curricular research database supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Informed, differing views help learners develop critical-thinking skills and draw their own conclusions.

General Reference Resources

Begin your research by seeking some general background information about your topic using reference resources.