Once you have an assignment choosing a topic is the first basic step in the research process, but sometimes you can get stumped about what topic to choose. If you're having a hard time coming up with a topic, you can actually get ideas from the databases on this page. Plus you'll already have sources available right from the database!
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Click on Browse Topics on the home page to see a drop down list of all the major topics covered in CQ Researcher or browse the Hot Topics list. Clicking on any topic will result in a list of all reports available on that topic.
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Get ideas from the home page or go to the Browse Topics page. Access from the dark grey toolbar below the Global Issues banner. Once you've selected a topic, you'll find a variety of sources on your topic, including videos, images, news, academic journal articles, statistics, expert picks and viewpoints.
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Browse through Issues by Subject until you find one you like. You can also use the Issues A-Z list to get ideas for topics.
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