Environment issues in our area
Education in California
Bilingual education in California
1. Library Card Application 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.
1. Review Santa Cruz County Assessment Project (2016) to see if there's any relevant information on your topic
2. Pick one of the recommended sources below to gather background information on your topic
3. Create a MLA citaiton and explain why you believe it to be a credible source
4. Look for additional sources in Gale Opposing Viewpoints
- Immigration and U.S. Policy (Database: SuperSearch Research Starter)
- Immigration (Website: Pew Research Center)
- Immigration Policy Lab(Website: Stanford University)
- Migrant Farmworkers (Database CQ Researcher)
- Activists Demand A Bill Of Rights For California Farm Workers (Website: NPR)
- Rights of Farmworkers in California (Website: La cooperativa campesina de California)
Environmental Issues in our Area
- Student Debt (Database: CQ Researcher)
- Student Loans (Database: Research Starter)
- 5 key findings about student debt (Website: Pew Research Center)
Education in California
Bilingual Education in California
- Bilingual Education (Database: Research Starter)
- Bilingual Education Poised for a Comeback in California Schools (Database: MasterFile Premier)
- Battle of Bilingual Education once again Brewing in California (Website: PBS News)
MAPPING YOUR RESEARCH TOPIC
Map out your research questions
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