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Hot Topics To Research (A-Z)

  • Abortion
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcoholism
  • Animal Experimentation
  • Animal Rights
  • Anti-Semitism
  • Atheism
  • Bigotry and Hate Groups
  • Biological Warfare
  • Birth Control
  • Body Image
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Celebrity Culture
  • Censorship
  • Child Abuse
  • Civil Liberties
  • Cloning
  • Cocaine
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Death and Dying
  • Death Penalty
  • Democracy
  • Dictatorship
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Education
  • Endangered Oceans
  • Endangered Species
  • Energy Alternatives
  • Euthanasia
  • Extremist Groups
  • Feminism
  • Fracking
  • Free Trade
  • Gambling
  • Gangs
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Girls and Sports
  • Global Warming
  • Gun Laws and the NRA
  • Heroin
  • Home Schooling
  • Homelessness
  • Homosexuality
  • Illegal Immigration
  • Immigration
  • Interracial Marriage
  • Islam
  • Legalization of Marijuana
  • Mass Media
  • Medicine
  • Megan’s Law
  • Mental Illness
  • Mental Illness
  • Nanotechnology
  • National Security
  • Natural Disasters
  • North and South Korea
  • Nuclear Policy
  • Obesity
  • Online Pornography
  • Paranormal
  • Police Brutality
  • Pollution
  • Poverty
  • Racial Profiling
  • Recycling
  • Refugees
  • Religion
  • School Reform
  • School Safety
  • Self-Mutilation
  • Senior Citizens and the Aging Population
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Social Security
  • Space Exploration
  • Sports and Athletes
  • Steroid Usage and Performance Enhancing Drugs
  • Technology and Society
  • Teen Pregnancy
  • Teens at Risk
  • Terrorism
  • The U.S. Latino Community
  • Tobacco and Smoking
  • Transgender Policy and Gender Roles
  • Transportation
  • Vaccination
  • Video Games
  • Violence in the Media
  • War
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Welfare and Public Assistance
  • Women in the Workforce
  • World Religion

What is an "Opposing Viewpoint"?

An Opposing Viewpoint is usually a conflict of opinions, meaning that two sides cannot agree on what is right or wrong.  There are many Hot Topics that deal with conflicting views.  If you're looking to pick a topic to do research on, check the list on the left side of this page.


Spartan Search

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This powerful discovery tool searches across many of the library databases, periodical indexes and more to provide instant full text to many articles as well as citation tools. Use the search box below to begin researching your topic:

For example, if your topic was "Domestic Violence" type in "Domestic Violence Opposing Viewpoints" and it will bring up resources, such as a book specifically with pros and cons about your topic!

Spartan Search

Database Resources

When it is time to search through databases, these four listed below (Academic Search Complete, ProQuest, JSTOR, and Academic One File) are very useful!  Remember to use different keywords, NOT just the topic words.


  • Domestic Violence and Point of view
  • Domestic Violence and women
  • Domestic Violence and men
  • Domestic Violence and teens
  • Domestic Violence and children

Every time you change the words up, you will find different information!


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