Example of mind mapping to explore and record your idea; created with free software at bubbl.us
To create your own account and concept map go to bubbl.us
- Looking at current issues important to Congress--and all of us! CQ Researcher
- Congressional Research Report for the People
- Listen to programs on National Public Radio, particularly the shows "All Things Considered","Fresh Air","On the Media", "Tell Me More" and others located at the bottom of the home page
- Other Public Radio Shows: Science Friday; New Jersey Public Radio and TV, particularly "Another View","Classroom CloseUp NJ", "Caucus NJ" and "Due Process". Please note the NJ station only archives the last show.
- The Libraries subscribe to online specialized encyclopedias published by Gale and Sage; they are good for finding ideas and early background research
- Visit the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine
- Browse your local newspaper(s) for local problems. Use Access World News and limit to New Jersey newspapers if you would like to search locally.
- Browse through individual issues of Forbes or Business Week. Check tutorials box on this page for assistance.