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Sources to Help with Essays #3 and #4
Looking for a topic? Try Opposing Viewpoints. Click on 'Issues' to see a whole lot of issues. Click on the issues to get background information, argumentative and general information on the topic.
FInding background information. Use an encyclopedia!
- If you use Wikipedia, make sure the sources have footnotes (citations). The other encyclopedias listed below are reliable.
- Gale Virtual Reference Library has about 60 encyclopedias rolled into one.
- World Book is a good general reference. It is not as specialized as Gale.
Getting more specific information.
- Statistical Abstract of the United States. The best single source for statistics, on all sorts of things.
- EbscoHost's Masterfile Premier Our single best collection of magazine articles.
- World Newspapers from Lexis Nexis, including the New York Times.
- Oregon Live. The online version of the Oregonian. Not as good, but free!
Material for Essay #4: Mental Health and Illness
- Mental Illness Research Guide, created by the PCC Library.