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CQ Researcher weekly reports on public policy issues
Gale Opposing Viewpoints - background on controversial issues
Gale Virtual Reference Library -  specialized encyclopedias

Credo Reference -subject encyclopedias and dictionaries


Pew Research Center
New York Times:  most emailed articles



1.  Search for subjects and keywords with the use of Credo Reference

  • What keywords and subjects seem useful for your topic?

2.  Search for articles with the use of the following databases 

      Academic Search Complete and Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context

  • email yourself at least 2 sources
  • include the MLA citation

3. Search for newspapers articles with the use of Proquest National Newspapers Extended

  • email yourself at least 2 sources
  • include the MLA citation

4.  Document your sources using MLA citation

  • Copy all of your sources into a works cited list


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

Continue to narrow your topic by asking questions about culture, geography, demographics, time periods, etc.

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

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