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Jigsaw puzzle piece.5 Ways to Find Topic Ideas


ONE:  Go to Databases A-Z and select Opposing Viewpoints.  The first page of the Opposing Viewpoints page has about three hundred ideas for topics plus the full-text articles to support research. Formats include scholarly articles, videos, popular articles, images, interviews, and more. 



TWO:  Go to Databases A-Z and select eLibrary.  This database has trending topics. It also lists common research assignments all on the front page.


THREE:  Go to Databases A-Z and select Newsbank. Newsbank contains daily newspapers and other news sources. The front page includes headlines, topics, and special reports.  


FOUR:  Go to Databases A-Z and select Student Resources in Context.  The first page on this database has over 1,000 topic ideas from a wide range of subjects.  


FIVE:  Review the New York Times 1,000 research topic prompts.  Are you having a hard time phrasing your research question? This may also help. 


The William C. Bonaudi
Library provides 
study space,
a large and growing
collection of books 

multiple online resources,
and other library services. 

We are committed to meeting
the needs of
BBCC's students,
staff, faculty, and those 

living within the
Big Bend Community College
service district.





Toll Free: 877-745-1212 x2350


 1800/Library & GCATEC

Physical Address:
7611 Bolling St.

William C. 
Bonaudi Library, 
7662 Chanute St.
Moses Lake, WA 98837

Reserve Computer Lab 1801 or 1802

Our Team

Library and eLearning Director:
Tim Fuhrman

Faculty Librarian: 
Rhonda Kitchens

eLearning Coordinator, Librarian:
Geri Hopkins 

Program Assistant, and Purchasing:

Alex Lopez

Library Systems Specialist

Amanda Miller

Cataloging, Interlibrary Loan
Teresa Sweeney