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Exploring & Finding Topics: Topic Finder Websites

This guide is designed to help you find topic ideas

Topic Finder Websites

Exploring and Finding Topics

Exploring & Finding Topics LibGuide was created by USC Upstate Librarians to offer some useful tools and websites for deciding on Topics for your research.  Some of the resources below are opinion based and may not be suitable for all papers, but will offer some various views on controversial topics to help expand your knowledge of different current events.

Controversial Issues

Statistics Resources

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News Sources

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The Difference between Fact and Opinion Video


Opinion A view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge.  Opinions are: Subjective Based on Emotion Open to Interpretation Can NOT be Confirmed Inherently Biased

Many of the resources on this page are considered opinion pieces.  Be very careful when using materials that are opinions in your research. Many professors do NOT want you to use opinions but rather want you to use factual research.  The resources on this page are better used to offer many points of view on controversial topics, and to help you consider alternate viewpoints on issues you may be writing about.  


Fact vs Opinion Video

Narrowing Your Topic