This guide was written for Rose Meagher's Spring 2021 section.
Below are some links for background on the three research paper topics.
Go to the Article Search page to get to the article databases (see left-margin navigation area also.)
Here are instructions for off campus access.
These databases provide very good overviews of topics in current events or current controversies. I've included links to some articles in them below.
Many, many ways to approach this! Here are a few ideas to get you thinking:
Cancel culture is a newer and online version of boycotting and ostracism, or a combination of the two, so I'm including a quick encyclopedia article with history about boycotting, and another with discussion of ostracism.
Things to think about:
Here are some ideas for how to work with this topic:
Below is a link to an index page for existing Marquette policies ...
Also, there's a link to the main trade pub for higher ed, The Chronicle of Higher Education, which will be good for finding out what's going on other campuses.
Product marketing is a big function of influencers. Therefore, be sure to search in the business databases.
Also, social media influencers are the latest version of celebrity endorsements. Below are several encyclopedia articles about different aspects of that. These articles may give you other keywords to use in your searches, and ideas for how to focus the topic.
It will be easy to find sources for this topic, but focusing your search, or winnowing down the results may not be ... The arguments "out there" have changed through time also. Now, some of the main divides center around:
Below are a few sample articles ...