CQ Researcher - weekly reports on public policy issues
Gale Virtual Reference Library - specialized encyclopedias
Gale Opposing Viewpoints - background on controversial issues
Social Justice Resources: Websites - websites, online magazines and journals covering race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, class, ability/disability, religion, age (Univ. of Kansas Libraries)
Social Issues Websites - Lists of websites on a wide variety of social issues (Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison)
Social Justice Resources - Websites on alternative press, criminal, legal, & restorative justice, education, the environment, health & welfare, and peace and social justice
1. Library Card You need a library card to access databases from home, checkout laptops, use textbooks on reserve
2. Network Account You need a network account to use Cabrillo computers or Wi-Fi on campus.
3. Printing Account. You can add money to your printing account at print pay stations located in the Watsonville CTC, the Aptos CTC, or the Library. For more information watch this Video on How to Print.
MAPPING RESEARCH QUESTIONS: PRISONS
Draw a circle in the middle of a blank piece of paper. Inside the circle, put your idea for a paper topic
Brainstorm as many questions as you can about your topic. Try asking questions such as Why? Who? How? When? Where? In what ways?
|Look for broad questions that can be further divided into more narrow, specific questions. If you run out of ideas as a friend or classmate for help -- what questions do they have about your topic?||
Continue to narrow your topic by asking questions about culture, geography, demographics, time periods, and historical events.
Review your topic map. Which questions are you most interested in? Which are the best fit for your assignment? Highlight keywords and phrases you can use to search for information on this topic.
Source: UCLA Library Inquiry Labs