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Controversial Issues Research. MASTERY OBJECTIVE. You should be able to: - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • MASTERY OBJECTIVEYou should be able to:Locate relevant information such as opposing viewpoints and analyses on a controversial topic in authoritative books, research databases, and Internet resources to support and develop your position in a written research paper.

  • USING THE MEDIA CENTER RESOURCESBOOKS Click hereRESEARCH DATABASES Click here

  • After viewing this PowerPoint, access the resources listed on the Controversial Issues - Research Paper Pathfinder found on the Media Center Web Page: www.lrhsd.org/chmediaClick here for Controversial Issues Research Paper Pathfinder info.

  • Use the Book and Audiovisual Catalog on the Media Center Web Page

  • TYPE YOUR BROAD TOPIC IN THE SUBJECT SPACE

  • TO REFINE YOUR SEARCH, IF THERE ARE TOO MANY HITS,ADD ANOTHER TERM Example: immigration AND government policy

  • FIND OUT IF THERE IS A BOOK ON YOUR TOPIC IN ONE OF THE SERIES ON CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES: At issue Current controversies Open for debate Opposing Viewpoints Point-counterpoint Type your topic in the Subject spaceAdd one of the series titles in : AND --ANYWHERE box.

  • PRO/CON REF 361.1 PRO/CON (North & South)Taking Sides REF 361.1 TAKING SIDES (North & South

  • Online subscriptions Reliable and authoritative resources. Magazine, newspaper, journal, reference book articles. Government documents, timelines, graphics, maps, videos, etc. Print and email capabilities. Media Center Research Databases

  • EBSCO: Points of View Reference Center SIRS Researcher- CQ ResearcherFacts.Com News-Issues and Controversies

  • Search example in

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  • CQ Researcher

  • Reports are very long. Therefore, print sections of each report only. See print box above.

  • Search example inIssues and Controversies

  • Click on: Issues and Controversies

  • Citation example at the end of each article

  • Get a Media Center Password Bookmark from either media center to use the Research Databases from home.

  • Pick up a bookmark with passwords to access the research databases from home!

  • http://www.multcolib.org/homework/sochc.html Multnomah County Library Homework Center Social Issues www.gc.maricopa.edu/English/topicarg.html Assisted suicide, gun control, animal rights, etc.NCPANational Center for Policy Analysis

  • Access the Cherokee Research Guide on the Media Center Web Page. Handouts of pages in the Cherokee Research Guide are on the low bookcases in the media centers.It is very important that you cite your sources! Consult the Cherokee Research Guide which follows the MLA citation format.

  • The pathfinder will provide a list of sources and links that will be useful in research for controversial and social issues.The Pathfinder is on the media center web pagewww.lrhsd.org/chmediaClick on: Assignments/eboards Pathfinders & isearches Scroll down to: English (right column) Controversial Issues Research

  • DONT HESITATE TOSEE A MEDIA SPECIALIST FOR ASSISTANCE IF NEEDED.Prepared by Mrs. Dennis