Use the resources illustrated in the infographic below to help you with your research.
- As you search for ideas for a topic, check out various News Sites to see what topics are currently in the news.
- Under Hot Topics, you will find lists of current (within the last few months) controversial topics that are receiving attention in the media and in politics.
- Look at some of the Organizations, or specific think tanks, to learn about what topics are currently on their radars.
- Use the Reference Materials to search for your topic in order to gain background information.
- Read about various Organizations to see whether they might be a stakeholder for your topic.
- *Note: the organizations listed in Section 2 are local organizations and might not be applicable for some topics.
- You can also search for national organizations using the Google Custom Search link that is listed under the ‘Miscellaneous’ section.
- Check out some of the Miscellaneous resources to search for more information on your topic, read more on current issues, or find information on various organizations and government offices.
- Consult the resources under Policy to search for specific policy that addresses your topic’s controversy.
- To find evidence, statistics, and data that supports the stakeholders’ arguments, use the resources under Statistics/Data.
*Note: This is not an inclusive list of resources that are available for you research. The resources provided here are meant to simply serve as starting point for your research.