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Each issue examines a single "hot" topic with comments from experts, lawmakers and citizens on all sides of every issue. Includes charts, graphs and sidebar articles -- plus a pro-con feature, a chronology, lengthy bibliographies and a list of contacts.
Database of contemporary social issues with content structured to promote critical-thinking skills. It contains reference book titles, pro and con viewpoint articles, and a variety of periodicals, podcasts, reviewed Web links, images, statistical tables, charts, and graphs.
ask a question you're interested in finding the answer to
something that has controversy or more than one viewpoint
something that you feel you could research or write about in detail:
not too broad
You'll know a topic is too broad when you are overwhelmed with information in your research
Examples : "social media"
not too narrow
You'll know a topic is too narrow when you don't find enough information in your research
Example: "Does the use of Social Media amongst students ages 14-16 at Ourtown High School increase bullying?"
You will feel information is manageable
Example: " Does social media use increase bullying in schools?"
the answer to your research question will become your thesis statement