Research Tools

iTools: Research Tools

Find facts and theories about any subject


Research Topics – a paid subscription – This site gives great bibliographies that can be used to research its large list of topics.


Hot Paper Topics

A Good list of research paper topics from St. Ambrose University Library.




Selected Internet resources covering all academic subject areas



INFOMINE is a virtual library of Internet resources relevant to faculty, students, and research staff at the university level.

It contains useful Internet resources such as databases, electronic journals, electronic books, bulletin boards, mailing lists, online library card catalogs, articles, directories of researchers, and many other types of information.



Intute is a free online service that helps you to find the best web resources

for your studies and research.

Official information and services from the U.S. government

Whatever you want or need from the U.S. government, it's here on

You'll find a rich treasure of online information, services, and resources.


Ethics Updates

Ethics Updates is designed primarily to be used by ethics instructors and their students. It is intended to provide resources and updates on current literature, both popular and professional, that relates to ethics. From the University of

San Diego.

Global Issues

Welcome to the global issues web site. This web site looks into global issues that affect everyone and aims to show how most issues are inter-related.

One World

OneWorld is the world's favourite and fastest-growing civil society network

online, supporting people's media to help build a more just global society.
The network is governed by the OneWorld International Foundation, whose international Board of Trustees includes a representative nominated by each centre.

Yahoo Directory Issues

A great list of issues and causes that can be used to write a research paper

Subject Collections from the Internet Public Library 

An annotated collection of high quality Internet resources, selected by IPL

staff for their usefulness in providing accurate, factual information on a

particular topic or topics.

Science in the News

Find out how science and technology form the basis for many of the day's

top news stories. Whether you are looking for background or searching for a

different angle, check out "Science in the Headlines".


Since 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's flagship

public affairs series. Hailed upon its debut on PBS as "the last best hope for

broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 25 seasons is

reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience.

Wild Ideas

Welcome to the newly redesigned Wild Ideas, a site dedicated to the

celebration of the wild in all its forms. This site is divided into a number

of subject areas, dealing with different facets of wildness, from the familiar

concept of wilderness and wild nature to looser interpretations of the term

in the contexts of spirituality, sexuality, creativity and politics.

Argumentative Essay Topics

The following topics are suitable for argumentative essay assignments.

Suggested thesis statements and a list of web links to pertinent information

are provided for each topic.

International Debate Education Association

The International Debate Education Association (IDEA) develops, organizes

and promotes debate and debate-related activities in communities throughout

the world. Established in 1999 to coordinate pilot debate programs initiated by

The Open Society Institute , IDEA acts as an independent membership

organization of national debate clubs, associations, programs, and individuals

who share a common purpose: to promote mutual understanding and democracy

globally by supporting discussion and active citizenship locally.

Hot Topics: University of Long Beach

A huge list of colleges’ research topics and subject headings.


World Resources Institute

World Resources Institute explores issues at the intersection of environmental

protection and economic development.

  A-Z Recommended Websites

This nice list is from the Richard Bland College Library

Santa Monica College Library

This site lists a topic, keywords for searching the topic, suggested books and

websites for information.


Richard Bland College Library Research Topics

This nice list is from the Richard Bland College Library 

Speech and Debate Topics

7, 500+ speech topics that could be easily turned into a research paper


Tidewater Community College

List of 51 research topic questions.

MSCD Library

Metropolitan State College of Denver has a huge list of research topics

We promote critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship.

Our sites present controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan, primarily pro-con format.



Debatewise was created for people who like making informed decisions.

Sources for Controversial Issues

from San Diego Mesa College Library

Social Issues

This web page has been created to meet the needs of middle and high school

students researching current social issues from multiple perspectives.

From the Multnomah County Library.


Our in-depth directory is a round up of the best and most useful links and

resources within a specific subject area. In most cases they list both printed

reference works and electronic resources. The subject guides are also put

together taking into account their accessibility, authoritative sources as well

as their ease of use and aim to present a fair and well rounded perspective of

the respective subject matter. The Single Best Source for Facts on the Net

Links to ready reference in a wide range of topics, including currency

conversion, quotations, zip code finder. Features a "Site-of-the-day" and

Alltheweb and Google search engines.


Virtual Reference Shelf From the Library of Congress

Selected Web resources compiled by the Library of Congress.