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The purpose of this research guide is to help students in Janelle Cordero's ENGL 101 class find credible and academic information sources. Your assignment asks that you identify a social issue that is "relevant, controversial, and timely." You will write a narrative that merges information on the social issue with a fictional character that you create. This guide will suggest useful sources, search techniques and evaluation methods for researching your social issue.
LIBRARY RESEARCH DATABASES
Scholarly Encyclopedias - concise, general background information; articles often written by experts who are university professors
Periodicals - magazines, newspapers, scholarly journals
Note: Evaluating information can be more complicated than answering these simple questions. If you need help thinking through the evaluation process, ask a librarian or your instructor.
Try limiting your Google search to a particular domain (such as .edu or .gov which are restricted domains). You may find more reliable information. Here are a couple of search examples:
"educational equity" site:.edu
"human trafficking" site:.gov