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ENG 152: Digital Nation

Argumentative & Social Issues Papers

Starting Your Research

If your research assignment requires you to write about a current social or controversial issue, the following database is a good place to start.

General Article Databases (for many topics)

When you need to do research beyond the starting points above, you can find full-text articles covering a wide range of topics using the databases below.

Doing Background Research

These databases are great for gathering background information or a broad overview on your topic. You may need to enter your myMCC username and password for off-campus access.

Selecting and Using Keywords Video (3:50)

keyword with magnifying glass over research

Joshua Vossler's video "Selecting and Using Keywords"

Research Tip: If you were researching the topic "videogame violence" as discussed in the video above, you could also use a great and reliable site such as this: https://www.statista.com/topics/868/video-games/  (Video Game Industry: Statistics & Facts | Statista)

Quick Tips and Shortcuts for Database Searching (video 5:19)