Pathfinder for Persuasive Research
1. Determine your keywords. Spelling counts! Use synonyms. Put quotes around any phrases or names (ex. "Teen Pregnancy" or "Michael Vick")
2. Online Subscription Databases
- SIRS databases
- SIRS Researcher for Leading Issues
- Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context
- Gale Student Resources in Context
3. Destiny... Do a POWER search for books on your topic.
4. Reference books, especially:
- Grolier's Pro/Con Library
- Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in....
Information Plus: The Infomation Series on Current Topics
Gale Virtual Reference Library
6. Websites: Evaluate them carefully!
Sample Website #1: Are UFOs and aliens real?
Sample Website #2: Life in the Universe
Sample Website #3: Future Evidence for Extraterrestrial Life
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