Friday, September 04, 2009

Paper Topic ideas

Many of you are starting to write papers for your classes and may need some help finding a topic. While Lexis and Westlaw are o.k., the Library has some databases that you may not know about that can help a lot more. On the Library's Online Resources page, you will see a link on the left for BNA Online Resources. This will give you a subject listing of databases. The BNA databases are weekly newsletters on many topics which discuss current issues in that area. You can browse by issue or search key terms to hone in on your area of interest.

Other good sources for paper topic ideas are government agency web sites and organizations in your area of interest and law professor blogs. An "old fashioned" Google search will help you find these. Also, take a look at our blog roll on the right.

As always, don't forget to ask your favorite Reference librarian for help.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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