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TIPS FOR GETTING STARTED WRITING YOUR PAPER
PLACES TO CHECK FOR PAPER TOPIC IDEAS
A good place to check, but not all information on the web is equally valuable. Wikipedia (and the references it provides at the bottom of a typcical article) can be valuable, even though you will not typically include it as a resource in the final draft of your paper.
Use library databases below. Put in some keywords and see what comes up. (Later on you will learn how to do more focused searching of these and other databases.) The first two resources have academic as well as popular sources such as magazines and newspapers. The third link consists of newspapers. Important: magazine and newspaper articles, while popular, can give you ideas for topics for which you can then find scholarly literature.