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Databases and web resources for generating topic ideas
ProCon is a private, nonprofit organization that provides nonpartison information about controversial issues.
Points of View Reference Center
The Points of View Reference Center helps you identify paper topics topics and the different points of view within them.
New York Times Topics
This is a list of current topics and links to articles on these topics from the New York Times.
The SIRS Researcher contains short essays that present different and often clashing sides on an issue. This is another useful resource for generating topic ideas.
Idea Generation Techniques
Gastropod looks at food through the lens of science and history. You can subscribe to the podcasts via iTunes or RSS feed, or you can listen to individual podcasts on the web site.
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