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EGL 101 - Stretch English Composition

Background Research to Find a Topic

Getting started with picking a topic can be a challenge, and one way to make it easier is to start by reading. You can think of a general subject that interests you and do some background reading on that subject. As you read, you can narrow the focus of what sparks your curiosity.

One way to get started with initial background reading is by browsing news sources and branching out from your regular go-to sources. Cal Maritime Library provides access to several news options. Let's try out a few of them from the box below.

Browse Current News

Cal Maritime subscribes to the the following digital editions:

Finding a Topic

Try out some of these library subscription databases and websites to read more about current events and issues impacting the world.

Library Subscription Databases for current events & global topics
Websites for current events in science, society and government
Online Reference Books for background information and historical context

Mind Mapping

Mind Mapping Tools

Try one of these tools to create mind maps with an online account that will let you save and edit them in the future. They support free accounts that allow for a limited number of saved mind maps in your account.

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