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Then NWACC Library has several databases that are perfect for finding articles containing possible solutions to problems and information about controversial topics.
Academic Search Premier This link opens in a new window
Academic Video Online This link opens in a new window
Academic Video Online: Premium is Alexander Street's most comprehensive video subscription. Launched in 2013, this expansive resource comprises the full content of dozens of video collections and bonus discipline clusters, and grows by 7,000 titles each year.
Credo Reference This link opens in a new window
eBook Collection This link opens in a new window
There are more than 130,000 eBooks in this collection, including titles from leading university presses such as Oxford University Press, MIT Press, State University of New York Press, Cambridge University Press, University of California Press, McGill-Queen's University Press, Harvard University Press and many others. Additional academic publishers include Elsevier Ltd.; Ashgate Publishing Ltd; Taylor & Francis Ltd; Sage Publications, Ltd. and John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Ebook Central This link opens in a new window
Gale Power Search This link opens in a new window
Access World News This link opens in a new window
TOPICsearch This link opens in a new window
Finding Articles that Contain Solutions
You may be asked to use the Library's subscription databases to find articles that contain possible solutions for the controversy you're researching. Here are some tips for discovering the sources you need:
- Understand what some of the pssible solutions are. Are you familiar with your topic? Do you have some ideas about how the contraversial issue you're writing about might be fixed? If not, do some background research. An Internet search might provide you with several possibilities. Once you know what these are, you can use them as search terms in the databases.
Ex: global warming AND solar power
- Include search terms that require the databases to search for solutions articles. One way to find articles with solutions for probems is to include "solution" or related words as search terms.
Ex: healthcare AND fix
gun control AND controversy
global warming AND solution
- If allowed, limit to editorials. Editorials are more likely than regular articles to include opinions and, in many cases, possible solutions to the types of problems you might be researching. Make sure you read your assignment and ask your instructor whether editorials are permissible sources. If you need help limiting to editorials, please ask a Reference Librarian here.