Skip to main content

ENG 151: Cell Phone Radiation: Home

ENG 151 Why are we doing this?

INFORMATION LITERACY is one of MCC's four general education goals.  Part of Information Literacy is the ability to evaluate information for QUALITY and to select sources that are SUITABLE for the information need!  We're here today to help you develop these skills in ENG 151.  Following this session (and with some practice), you should be able to: 

 1. Evaluate the quality of a resource using multiple criteria including authority, objectivity, and accuracy.

2. Judge the suitability of a resource to the information need by assessing  such characteristics as its purpose, scope, intended audience, point of view, timeliness, publication format, and relevance.

3. Select appropriate search tools to identify and locate information sources for argumentative papers.

4. Recognize that information issues are becoming increasing important in our society.

5. Recognize different information formats , such as journal articles, newspaper articles, blogs, etc.

Researching Controversial Issues

Try researching using keywords and search terms such as:

cell phone radiation

cell phones--health aspects

electromagnetic fields

electromagnetic frequency (EMFs)

electromagnetic waves

non-ionizing radiation

As you research, be on the look-out for more terms, names, etc. 

Off-Campus Access to Databases

To access any database in this Research Guide from off campus, you will need your myMCC login. You may find your myMCC login at www.mchenry.edu/myMCC. Click on "Password Reset/Find Username."  

Video from Anderson Cooper's AC360

The Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

  • Authority is Constructed and Contextual
  • Information Creation as a Process
  • Information has Value
  • Research as Inquiry
  • Scholarship as Conversation
  • Searching as Strategic Exploration

Thermographic images

side by side cell phone radiation thermogram

Useful Reference Book

MCC Library

MCC Library Homepage

Questions? To contact an MCC Librarian, click on

Ask a Librarian!

Phone: 815-455-8762

Winter Intersession 2018/19 Hours

(December 17 - January 18)

Monday through Friday:

8:00am to 4:30pm

Closed

December 24 - January 1

Spring Semester 2019 Hours

(January 22 - May 17)

Monday through Thursday: 

8:00am to 8:30pm

Friday:  8:00am to 4:30pm

Closed:

January 21, 2019

(Martin Luther King Day)

Spring Break Week 2019 Hours

(March 25 - 29)

Monday through Friday: 

8:00am to 4:30pm

Library Catalog

Use the MCC Library Catalog to find out what the Library has on your topic. Enter your search below to get started!