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This guide was created to connect Kellett students in Gen 112-Composition II to the many online research resources available to them. Use the tabs at the top of the screen to access information on:
(Guide creator: Teresa Grimm. Currently maintained by Jamie Kellner.)
Before you select a topic, be sure you understand the assignment requirements. Persuasive paper? Informative paper? Two pages or ten? These are all factors that will impact your topic choice.
Haven't chosen a topic yet?
Current news stories and topics from your textbooks that spark your curiosity can be great inspirations for a paper. Here are some websites that might generate some topic ideas for you:
Award winning website covering controversial and important social issues. Entries use a pro/con format and identify sources of facts and figures.
"Your source for the latest research news."
N.Y.Times Room for Debate
Opinion pieces on news events and other timely issues written by people knowledgeable on a topic that have been invited by the N.Y. times to share their thoughts. A wide range of topics are included.
Unfamiliar with your topic? Gather Background Information
Use Credo Reference to gather background information on your topic before delving deeper.
Credo Reference This link opens in a new window
Collection of well-respected reference books on a wide variety of topics. Includes encyclopedias, specialized dictionaries, handbooks, biographical information and quotations.
Films on Demand This link opens in a new window
A collection of quality streaming videos including documentaries and educational films on a wide variety of topics. Select from complete videos or shorter segments.