English 007 (Lorette): Select Topic

Controversy Narrative (Assignment #2)

Books to Discover Topics

Selecting a Topic--a meaningful one

You'll want to consider the following questions before you select your topic:

  • Will it sustain my interest?
  • Does it fit the parameters of my assignment?
  • Is credible information on this topic readily available

You can get ideas for research topics from several Chabot Library databases:

CQ Researcher

Browse the list of reports by topic to see all the reports related to health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy in America.

Issues & Controversies

Browse the list of research topics to find all related reports on more than 800 hot topics in business, politics, government, education, and popular culture.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

This database searches hundreds of volumes of reference titles (subject encyclopedias) and other e-Books on a varety of subjects, think of it as the Library's Wikipedia.


Topic Worksheet

Library in a Book

The Library also has in reference the Library in a Book series.