Mr. Jackson. Research Paper: Controversial Issues. 12-20 sources required on your initial bib. . 1. At least one source from “Reference” 2. At least one source from “Book Series.” 3. At least one book not from the Reference section of the library.
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Research Paper: Controversial Issues
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Reference books will be at the end of the list when books are in call number order.
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Book Series – A collection of books which share common characteristics, that are officially identified as a group.
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Go to http://www.kcls.org/ or click on the link from the library website. Click on DATABASES.6. At least one source from “Opposing Viewpoints Database.”
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Click on O.
Click on Opposing Viewpoints in Contest.
Click on view all to see more topics under each heading.
Note: reviewing the topics is a great way to find a controversial issue for your paper.
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