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A library database like Opposing Viewpoints is a great place to start. Their Browse Issues feature lists hundred of topics to explore. For each topic, you'll find a summary, as well as a list of numerous sources in various formats.
Start by reading the summary to gather keywords that look interesting to you.
I chose Food Safety. These are just a few of the keywords I found:
From my pre-research I was able to formulate a research question, which is the first step of the research process:
How do pesticides affect food safety?
Go to our Padlet to brainstorm some keywords specific to this research question. We'll use these keywords later to search library databases.
(Right-click to open the Padlet in a new tab so you can easily return to our research guide.)
How the information is presented, or the method used to convey the information
Examples: a book, newspaper/news media, magazines, scholarly journals
The specific content or the information itself
Article written by a subject matter expert and reviewed by other experts on the same subject, then published in a scholarly journal
Information that has not gone through the peer-review process, like a newspaper article. Most of what we read everyday is considered a popular source.
Research Tip: If you were researching the topic "videogame violence" as discussed in the video above, you could also use a great and reliable site such as this: https://www.statista.com/topics/868/video-games/ (Video Game Industry: Statistics & Facts | Statista)