This guide serves as a portal for students enrolled in Research and Writing II (ENGL250) during the Winter, 2016 term. More specifically, it will provide guidance to in regard to three formal research papers assigned throughout the term. It is neither intended to be comprehensive nor to represent an exhaustive search of library collections. Students should plan on devoting time to experimenting with various search strategies. Comments and questions should be directed to the class (embedded) librarian.
David A. Lewis
One of the best ways to search a research database is to identify the subject terms that most accurately describe the concept you are interested in. The following are examples of subject terms used in this database as well as their corresponding database provided descriptions.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context (OVIC) is a database offing information on a variety of contemporary social issues from magazines, academic journals, newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images podcasts, and links to Websites. Additionally, OVIC offers "overview" articles present key concepts, names of individuals, dates and landmark court cases when applicable. These entries are best used to gain a general understanding of the issue and the nature of its controversy. Like a encyclopedia, an overview from this database may be a good starting point for research.