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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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mr jackson

Mr. Jackson

Research Paper: Controversial Issues

KAR 4.15.11

12 20 sources required on your initial bib
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.
  • 4. At least two sources from “ProQuest Database.”
  • 5. At least one source from “eLibrary Database.”
  • 6. At least one source from “Opposing Viewpoints Database.” (Must have King County Library System card to access this)
  • 7. At least one website as a source.
  • 8. One interview with a person you know.

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opac search
OPAC SEARCH

Basic Search

Power Search

Use “and”, “or”, “not” to limit the search results.

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1 at least one source from reference
1. At least one source from “Reference”

Reference books will be at the end of the list when books are in call number order.

Look for REF in the call number

Reference

Section

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2 at least one source from book series
2. At least one source from “Book Series.”

Book Series – A collection of books which share common characteristics, that are officially identified as a group.

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3 at least one book not from the reference section of the library
3. At least one book not from the Reference section of the library.

The call number does not include REF.

The call number does not include REF, but has AV which indicates an audiobook or a video. Audiobooks can be downloaded to your iPod or MP3 player.

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Audio

Video

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Go to the Library Website to access school Databases.

If you access databases outside of school, passwords are needed. Please obtain a list of passwords from library circulation desk.

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4 at least two sources from proquest database
4. At least two sources from “ProQuest Database.”

Searching 14 Databases

5667 Publications

Including…

Trade Journals (‎1474)

Scholarly Journals (‎1387)

Newspapers (‎915)

Reports (‎822)

Magazines (‎758)

  • ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry
  • Alt-PressWatch
  • Ethnic NewsWatch
  • International Newspapers
  • New York Times
  • ProQuest Discovery
  • ProQuest Gold
  • ProQuest Newsstand
  • ProQuest Platinum
  • The Christian Science Monitor
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • The Washington Post
  • U.S. National Newspapers
  • Washington Newsstand

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6 at least one source from opposing viewpoints database
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.”

Sign in using your library card number and your password (last four digits of your phone number).

Click on O.

Click on Opposing Viewpoints in Contest.

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type your topic in the search bar or click on one of the headings

Type your topic in the search bar or click on one of the headings.

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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7 at least one website as a source
7. At least one website as a source.

NetTrekker is a subscription based educational search engine, so content is limited to educational sources. The link is on the library website.

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Google is a search engine

Google Search Tips

Limit search to .edu, .gov, etc. sites only

Site:.edu “search item”

Example site:.edu "illegal immigration"

Search for a topic within a website

Site:web address topic

Examplesite:mayoclinic.com broken arm

Find out who owns the site, registration history and contact information – DomainTools

Whois web address

Example whois mayoclinic.com

Top level domain search .edu .gov

.edu restricted to an accredited institutions

.gov restricted to the government

Stepping stone site – useful for sources, check bibliography for sources, follow links, get general information/key words to assist with topic search

Example: Wikipedia.org

Find out who is linked to the website and why

Link:web address

Example Link:mayoclinic.com

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8 one interview with a person you know
8. One interview with a person you know.
  • Turn your iPod into a recording device with a TuneTalk attachment.
  • TuneTalk attachments are available at the library circulation desk.

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