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Research 101 - Getting Started in Library Research
Try the steps outlined in this guide for a simple and effective search strategy to find information for your research paper, project or presentation.
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Global Issues (Gale In Context)
GIC offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Topic and country portals bring together relevant sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues. Each gateway page includes an overview, "perspectives" articles written by local experts, reference, periodical, primary source and statistical information plus multimedia including podcasts, video, and interactive graphs.
Opposing Viewpoints (Gale In Context)
Multimedia coverage of contemporary social issues including viewpoint essays, reference resources, statistics. primary sources, news, magazines and academic journals.
Created by Oxford Analytica, providing succinct articles analyzing world and regional economic and political developments of major significance, and evaluates issues and events within a coherent political, social, and economic framework. The objective, multidisciplinary articles are compiled by an international network of faculty members at Oxford and other leading universities, as well as think-tanks and other institutions of international standing and include economists, international relations specialists, and political/social analysts.
Original, in-depth, authoritative analysis on a range of political and social-policy issues. Reports are written by experienced journalists, footnoted and professionally fact-checked. Each report includes an overview, historical background, chronology, bibliography and a debate-style pro-con feature, plus tools to study the evolution of the topic over time.