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Old Dominion University Library provides lists of hundreds of possible subjects organized by category.
Queen’s University Library not only offers lists of topics, but provides many research guides for individual topics, complete with lists of related books, multimedia, and other resources.
This Argumentative Essay Topics page offers suggestions for persuasive papers with possible thesis statements and links to reference material.
Reference.com offers hundreds of links to sources of information such as almanacs, dictionaries, and literature.
Refdesk.com provides organized links to useful sites on tons of topics.
The Library of Congress provides an Ask a Librarian service that allows researches to ask previously unanswered questions and receive an email response in five days. This service is not to be used for simple assignments.
Many states have fantastic Ask a Librarian programs that allow users to chat with a librarian live (and for free) from their home computers. California’s program Asknow.org gives access to live librarians 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for all residents. To find out if your state hosts such a program enter your state’s name and “ask a librarian” in any search engine.
LibrarySpot offers thousands of links to reference material on a variety of subjects.
From biographies to news facts, InfoPlease.com provides tons of useful information for writers.