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Friday, January 19, 2007

Database Spotlight....

CQ Researcher is the perfect database to find comprehensive overviews on current and controversial topics.

Doing a speech on video games? A paper on identity theft? Need to choose a topic? College Writing II and Public Speaking students will find this database extremely useful when searching for in-depth, unbiased information about current issues in health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Each issue is devoted to a single topic and provides a chronology of important dates, background, current situation, future outlook, additional reading suggestions, and a pro/con feature on a particular aspect of the issue.

This is also one of the databases that lets you email full-text articles (and complete issues,) tells you how to cite them, and lets you save your searches and favorite documents in a personalized account. Recent issues include: Factory Farms, The New Environmentalism, Video Games, Understanding Islam, Voting Controversies, and Stem Cell Research. Check it out here or find it with our other databases here....


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