Issues and Controversies

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On the Shelf

Broaden your category when searching for a book. Your subject may be a chapter in a book.
Example: Search for books on "Stem Cell" for a chapter on cloning.
Full text eBooks

Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues

Context (News, magazines, audio, video, journals)

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Religion

Laws & Treaties

Statistics, Surveys, Polls

Expand your search:

Searches all relevant databases for your topic.
Use a keyword search. As you begin typing it will suggest topics which may be helpful.
First result often is a Research Starter which will provide a good overview of the topic.
Use limiters, found on the left side of the results page, to narrow your search. An especially helpful limiter is Subject. Be sure to use the Show More link to access all the subject limiters.
Use Advanced Search. Search your big topic and a subtopic and consider using ‘’’title’’’ or subject terms in the drop down menu to the right of the search box. This will limit your hits to the most relevant articles immediately.

Evaluation Tools, Citation Tools & Database Passwords

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Basic evaluation form Citing: When and Why For Home Use
Advanced evaluation form . . . . . . . . Citation examples . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to use Easybib