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This research guide will point you toward print/online research resources and strategies available to you for your Research Paper Assignment in this First Year Seminar. Use this guide throughout the research process to help you have the best support
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Provides access to the most current and controversial issues of the day with complete summaries, insight into all sides of the issues, bibliographies and more, published weekly. Each single-themed, 12,000-word report is researched and written by a seasoned journalist, professionally fact-checked, and footnoted to facilitate further research. A feature called Hot Topics provides shorter reports on 20 of the most popular subjects. CQ Researcher's Archive goes back to 1923 and includes reports from its predecessor publication, Editorial Research Reports.
A complete one-stop source for information on social issues. Users have access to viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, interactive maps, videos, streaming audio, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.
From immigration to stem cells to texting-while-driving, Opposing Viewpoints in Context delivers 13,000+ pro/con views, 1,000+ court case overviews, and thousands more topic overviews, biographies and profiles.
Includes major theology and religious journals reflecting all major faiths, denominations and language groups. Beginning in 1949 although indexing for some journal titles extends back into the nineteenth century.
The database is produced by the American Theological Library Association.
A scholarly publication is one in which the content is written by experts in a particular field of study - generally for the purpose of sharing original research or analyzing others' findings. Scholarly work will thoroughly cite all source materials used and is usually subject to "peer review" prior to publication.
POP aim to inform a wide array of readers about issues of interest and are much more informal in tone and scope. Examples include general news, business and entertainment publications such as Time Magazine, Business Weekly, Vanity Fair.
Note, special interest publications which are not specifically written for an academic audience are also considered "popular" i.e., National Geographic, Scientific American, Psychology Today.
A Popular and Scholarly take on the same subject...
Look at the attached articles from Peace and Conflict Studies and National Geographic about Ivory funding terror. how are similar, how are they different?
The Political Economy of Ivory as a Conflict Resource
Banks: Select a leader of social movement.
People(use biographical information to learn about the movement)
-Ayaan Hirisi Ali
-Martin Luther King
Movement (use information about the movement to learn about the activists)
The Labor Movement 1930s
The Civil Rights Movement 1955-1968
The Anti-War Movement 1965-1973
The Environmental Movement 1950s- Present
The Temperance Movement 1851-1933
Paper 2: Choose an issue relate to social justice and persuade the reader that she/he should care about this issue. Make a strong case for your argument.
Research Paper: In this you will choose an activist from a major American/International social movement and locate that person within the movement. Your paper will be both analysis of the movement (its major themes and struggles) as well as a way to spotlight ways in which the spiritual journey of the person influenced his/her activism.