If you aren't sure of your topic yet, you can get ideas by exploring some of the databases that we have: try doing a few searches in Opposing viewpoints, or use the "Browse Issues" link on the upper right-hand side of the Opposing Viewpoints home page to look at some topics.
At this point, you might have a topic that you're interested in, but you're unclear on something or need a little bit more background or history on your topic. Books can help with more detail on a general topic, and Encyclopedias can offer a lot of help on that specific person/place/thing/event that you want to know more about.
This is where you dig into your topic. You should have a good idea about the basics of your topic, and hopefully, you've found some great ideas/words that you can use in your search.
You can also look at other databases at our Articles & Databases at the bottom of the list below,
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