|Office: FLITE 331|
COMM 251/336 - Patten
Where to find material for your speech:
Several series covering controversial topics and issues are available from FLITE. You might want to try searching our online catalog, and search in the title field for these words: current controversies or opposing viewpoints. You can also do a keyword search for your topic.
Finding Journal Articles for Research - Databases
Journal articles cover controversial topics and issues as well. Here are some databases that are collections of journal articles you can use to do necessary research for your presentations.General OneFile (used to be InfoTrac OneFile)
Wilson Select Plus
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Facts on File
Click on Available Databases at top right and select Issues and Controversies.
Look for the new Pro/Con link on the left
Use our Find Journals service if you need to look up a specific article located in a specific journal.
Newspaper Articles - DatabasesAccess World News
InfoTrac Custom Newspapers (120 Full-text Newspapers)
Michigan Newspapers (20 Michigan Newspapers)
Citation Style Guides for Bibliographies
Librarians have also made quick links to Style Guides to help you format your citations properly for your bibliography or works cited page.
There are many webpages on the Internet which seem to provide quality information, but be aware that many provide less than valuable or credible information. Check out these websites for some real examples.
Contact: Paul Kammerdiner / Email / Phone: 231-591-3037 / Office: FLITE 331
Don't forget, you are welcome to come to the Oval Information Desk and ask for help any time. You can also call us 231-591-3602 or chat with us.
Last update: January 23, 2009