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Finding Research Starters
You can find a Research Starter (usually encyclopedia articles) by using the Find Articles & More search on the library homepage. Simply search for your keywords, and the first result will be highlighted with a yellow lightbulb and labelled "Research Starter".
Points of View Reference Center
Provides a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. Provides 200 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument).
Each weekly report explores a single "hot" issue in the news that covers all sides. Includes charts, graphs and bibliographies. Global Researcher includes monthly single-topic reports on vital world issues. Full text.
Oxford Bibliographies Online: Childhood Studies
Select subject areas covered include Adolescence & Youth, adoption & fostering, children's rights, class, disability, education, child labor, & social policy.
Oxford Bibliographies Online: Latin American Studies
Select subject areas covered include indigenous studies & the Conquest, colonial history, society, race, immigration, the role of women, significant political events & cultural studies in contemporary Latin America.
Sample Background Articles
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