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1. TOPIC SELECTION
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
An online resource that includes articles from academic journals, newspapers, magazines; audio; videos; opinion essays; and primary sources on current controversial issues. A good source of topic ideas for papers and speeches.
Academic Search Complete
Contains full-text articles on topics in multiple disciplines, useful as a starting point for most subjects.
Internet Search Tips:
- Site command: To limit your search to authoritative websites, choose a preferred domain (.edu, .gov or .org) by adding site:.domain
For example, to search only .org sites, add site:.org to your search, like this:
Be sure not to include spaces between site: and the domain.
- Quotation Marks to Find a Phrase: When searching for a concept that is a phrase, like global warming or medical marijuana or health care, enclose the phrase in quotation marks.
"global warming" "medical marijuana" "health care"
Another website evaluation tool for students to learn about criteria used to evaluate websites.
C.R.A.P. Test (Interactive)
Interactive website evaluation tool that enables students to score the quality of websites.
MS Word 365 Assignment & Instruction Video
Google Docs/Forms Assignment & Instruction Video
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