Great Resource Sources You May Choose to Use

 

 

How to do research on the Internet

 

http://www.slu.edu/departments/english/research/

 

Good search engines

 

http://www.google.com/

 

http://www.hotbot.com/

 

http://www.yahoo.com/

 

Excellent databases for research:

 

Use this link below to enter EBSCOHOST

http://sirsi.okc.cc.ok.us/Find_articles/Documents/find.html

 

Use this Link below to enter another Massive Database for Research

 

http://www.itools.com/

 

 

The Library:

 

http://sirsi.okc.cc.ok.us/

 

Other great search spot

 

http://www.gc.maricopa.edu/English/enga3.html

 

Magazines

 

http://www.gc.maricopa.edu/English/enga3.html#Magazines

 

News

http://www.gc.maricopa.edu/English/enga3.html#News

 

Lifestyles

http://www.gc.maricopa.edu/English/enga3.html#lifestyles

 

 

 

Works Cited List Links

 

How Do I Create A Works Cited List?

 

Click here for some Works Cited List information

Be sure to click on the links to get more information about the Works Cited list

 

http://www.oslis.k12.or.us/secondary/howto/cited/

 

 

 

What does a Works Cited List look like?

 

Click here to see a Sample Works Cited List

 

http://www.gc.maricopa.edu/English/mla/how_to_list_sources.html

 

 

 

Still need help putting things together

on your Works Cited List?

 

Use this ANY of these Works Cited List Builders

 

http://citationmachine.net/

 

http://www.easybib.com/

 

http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/lobo2/citationbuilder/citationbuilder.php

 

http://www.noodletools.com/noodlebib/citeone.php

 

http://www.kutztown.edu/library/reference/citation/index.htm

 

http://www.oslis.k12.or.us/citeintro/nof_citesession.php?Grd=Sec&sessionid=7231bb51bb085d90de65fb3cf9772cfc

 

Choosing  A Topic

 

One of the hardest things for students is picking a topic. While there are literally millions of topics in the world, coming up with one you feel comfortable with can be quite challenging.

 

You may choose any topic you like. However, here are some sample topics you may feel free to use. If none of these topics works for you, feel free to do the scientific method.  On a piece of paper, list about twenty topics you feel would be worthy of argument. Cut each of them out, so you have twenty pieces of paper, each with one topic written on it. Put all of them in a hat, paper bag, food container, etc. Then, shake the container. Finally, close your eyes; reach in, and choose out one. That is your topic.  Whatever you do, try choose your topic early. The earlier you complete this task, the sooner you’ll be able to move on.

 

Feel Free to use any of these topics—click on the links to go to research about them.


(Click on a topic to jump to thesis statements & web links with possible sources for information about your toipc.)

 

Topics for Writing
(click on a topic to jump to thesis statements & web links)

Bioethics ethics in Life Sciences

Assisted Suicide

Cloning Research

Genetic Testing

 

Computing Issues the social implications

Intellectual Property & Piracy

Cybercrime and Privacy

 

Constitutional Issues our rights under the Constitution

Electoral College System

Gun Control

The Death Penalty

 

Social Concerns quality of life

Animal Rights
Gay Marriages
Gambling

Privatization of Social Security

 

Education Issues our public schools
         Testing to Improve Educational Standards
         Reforming Education through Student Centered Schools
         School Choice - charter schools & vouchers

         Intercollegiate Athletics and Ethics