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Researching Hot Topics: Social Media

Social Media

Suggested Keywords

Social media OR social network AND:

  • Privacy
  • Safety
  • Bullying OR cyberbullying
  • Fake news OR misinformation
  • Addiction
  • Self-esteem OR self-image

Research Tip: Rather than use a word like benefit or pro or con, think of searchable examples of good or bad outcomes related to social media. For example, if you want to research and find out if social media is bad for relationships, search "social media" AND cheating or "social media" and catfishing. You will get better, more specific results!


More videos can be found in the following library databases:

Books & eBooks

Books contain historical, comprehensive, and detailed information

Search for books and more using Primo, the library's one search tool:


Or go directly to Primo Search for more options.


Articles are good sources of current studies, reports, data, & statistics

Research databases contain articles from magazines, scholarly/academic journals, and trade journals.

To find articles about social media, start here:

If you are looking for local newspaper articles, try using ProQuest News & Newspapers. Be sure to include Hawaii as one of your search terms.

  • ProQuest US West Newsstream Full-text articles includes the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Honolulu Advertiser, and Honolulu Star-Bulletin


Websites are easy to find and access. Find professional organizations and reputable news sources