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.
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.
A mind map is a diagram that displays information visually. You don't have to be an artist to mind map but thinking of the interconnected ideas will hep you focus your topic.