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Specialized databases and websites explain issues within broader contexts and from differing viewpoints. This helps with understanding the "big picture" and can often help with forming ideas for narrowing topics.
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Background Information -- Reference Collections
Need to look up a term, name, place, or event? Reference collections are great places to START the research process. Results are authoritative and trustworthy. Bonus--most include formatted citations at the bottom of each entry!
Covers topics and persons in major areas of popular culture: film, music, print culture, social life, sports, television and radio, and art and performance (including theater, dance, stand-up comedy, and other live performance).
Provides coverage of the expressive genres of American youth and the way they have shaped public tastes and trends, such as music, dance, fashion, tattooing, body piercing, social media, and more. Features an exploration of life issues for youth that have entered into the headlines--for example, bullying, cliques, rites of passage, student protest and activism, child abuse, and drugs.
The Writing Center is located in Walker Library, room 362. Visit or call 904.8237 to schedule an appointment.
Textbooks, assigned readiings, practice tests, etc. Items are for use within the library for short check-out periods. You can scan or photocopy important pages!