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ENG 1103 - College Writing & Public Life: Topics and Background

Topic Databases

Topic Databases

These databases organize their content by topic to help you find information on current issues. Not all the articles in these databases represent opinions. Some provide information that may help you support your argument, bring in another perspective, or help you refute an opposing argument. 

Background Information

Background Information

Reference sources can be a great place to go for general background information, definitions, and overviews of a particular topic. Not finding what you need? Just ask a librarian! 

Statistics & Data

Statistics & Data

You can find additional resources on our Statistics Guide, or ask a librarian for help!

Biographical Information

Biographical Information

What do you want to write about?

Before you start writing, take some time to think about what you want to write about. What topic is interesting to you? Then do some research to learn more about the issue and develop your research strategy!

Skill Tutorial: Choosing a Topic


undefined Skill Module: Choosing a Topic

This module walks through the process of choosing a viable topic, and transforming that topic into a research question.

Review the boxes on each tab, including the questions at the bottom to check for understanding. Once you have reviewed the tabs, complete the quiz at the end.