Answered By: Erin McDaniel
Last Updated: May 13, 2015     Views: 120

Sure. Not all of our article databases are good for browsing topics. You do have a few options, though.

First, go to our Databases libguide, which is linked below. Select the Hot Topics tab. This tab has links to databases on current events. Many will have to do with biology.

First, try Opposing Viewpoints. At the top in the grey banner, select Browse Issues. You'll see an alphabetical list of issues. Scan them and see if anything works for you. If so, click the topic link to get taken to all the resources on that subject.

CQ Researcher has similar benefits. From the homepage, you'll see some featured topics and a Most Viewed list on the right. You might find an interersting topic there. Also, from the top, Select Issue Tracker from the Browse Issues drop down menu. You can scan the topics, click to expand for more detail, then select anything of interest.

Once you have a few ideas, if you need more articles, you can go to Academic Search Complete and do a keyword search.

I've linked instructions on how to use the Hot Topics databases below. There you will find search techniques and instructions for getting your APA citations.

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