WRTG 10600: Academic Writing, Group Topic Archive
CQ Researcher is a good resource for finding in depth reports on popular news topics. Try Hot Topics on the right hand side of the page, or the Browse Topics and Browse Reports drop down menus on the top of the page
Nexis Uni (replaces LexisNexis) is a good resource for researching news, current events, business, and legal topics
General OneFile covers news and periodicals focusing on wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, humanities, law, literature and art, social sciences, sports, and technology. Start with a Subject Guide search
EBSCO Research Library this is a database that Argos does not search, so I would recommend looking here as it covers many areas of focus. They also offer recommended search terms
Statista this has several helpful statistics and infographics. I would recommend using the search bar to start searching, but you might also try the drop down menu of Statistics to get topic information, and most viewed statistics
Using the ACCORD Rubric
The Library's Guide on Evaluating Resources explains the ACCORD rubric, developed by Ithaca College Librarians, that we will use in this session.
Briefly ACCORD means:
Agenda - Why was this information made available?
Credentials - Is the author of the source credible?
Citations - Does the author cite sources?
Oversight - Has the information been reviewed or refereed?
Relevance - Does the source fit your needs?
Date - When was the information published/updated?
- When looking at a record you should take a look at the Subject headings to generate keywords, and see all of the resources that fall within that specific heading:
- You should scroll down to the bottom of the record and look for the orange arrows with the words "citing this" or "cited in this":
- Type the name of the article into Google Scholar, they typically list even more articles that are citing the one you might be interested in
Want to try an ebook?
ScienceDirect Provides full-text articles and books in science, math, education, communications, economics and more. Notable features include "Recommended articles" and "Citing articles"
MLA Citation and Writing Style Resources
MLA is the citation style used by most disciplines in the Humanities. Here is my guide to the latest (2016) update of the MLA style.
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