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JRN 203 QR: Information Gathering for Mess Media

References Online

The following databases are online reference collections. They provide background information about a social issue from its origin to current development with pro/con feature, which help students to understand a social issue quickly. 

  • CQ Researcher coverage of the most important issues of the day written by experienced journalists, footnoted and professionally fact-checked. Full-length articles include an overview, historical background, chronology, pro/con feature, plus resources for additional research.
  • Issues and Controversies Essays on today’s crucial issues and hot topics in politics, business, education, the environment, medicine, and more. A great resource for overview and persuasive papers and speeches.
  • Opposing Viewpoints (Gale) This series takes a pro-con approach to today’s social issues and hot topics in politics, business, education, the environment, medicine, and more. It's the perfect resource when you have to take one side of a debate or have to write a persuasive essay.
  • Gale Ebooks Encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other specialized reference resources on a wide range of topics. A great place for topic overviews.

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