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Are you trying to answer a question? Make an argument supported by credible sources? You might start by exploring a broad topic. Use the Browse Issues list in Opposing Viewpoints to help you.
What are the main ideas of your research question?
Brainstorm some keywords specific to the main ideas of your research question. Use Google, Opposing Viewpoints, or Credo Reference to help you.
Databases? Which one(s)? Library catalog? Google?
Did your keywords help you find relevant sources?
Try different keywords or a different search tool.
This guide provides some helpful information for your research on this topic, including keywords and recommended databases.
Here are some search terms to get you started:
agribusiness, agricultural biotechnology, agricultural subsidies, designer food, diet and disease, factory farming, food additives, food labels, food poisoning outbreaks, food production or supply, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), meat production, nutrition disorders, nutritional epidemiology, obesity
Information Literacy is one of MCC's four general education goals. Information Literacy is the ability to recognize when information is needed and to locate, evaluate and use information effectively. In this session, you will learn how to:
These skills will help you find quality, appropriate resources for your research assignments.