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- Research Process
- Getting Started
- Find Books/eBooks/Streaming Videos
- Find Articles
- MLA Citations
- Writing Assistance
- Research Local Topics
- EBSCO Simple SearchThe basics of getting started in EBSCO.
- EBSCO - The Next LevelUsing the results screen and the article "record" to find more information.
- EBSCO Advanced SearchAdvanced search techniques in EBSCO to perform more sophisticated/subtle searches
What is a database?
Thanks to the Library at RMIT, a Public University in Australia.
Databases at UHMC
Databases A - Z is an alphabetical listing of all library subscribed databases including ALL OF THE EBSCO Databases. You can filter the collection by subject type or by type of database (articles, ebooks, reference shelf, images, etc.).
When to Use A-Z Databases
- when you want specialized information sources within a discipline or academic field (e.g. select psychology from the drop-down Subject menu).
- when you know the name of a library database you want to search (e.g. Psychology And Behavioral Science Collection)
- as a starting place to find more in-depth sources of information
Best Bet Database for
Opinion/Rogerian/Issue oriented Essays
MasterFile Complete -- Contains Full-text articles from over 1500 leading magazines and long-form journalism including:
The Atlantic, Wired, New Yorker, Weekly Standard, New Republic
The following databases offer in-depth, non-biased introductions to many of today's important issues. Additionally, these sources may assist you in discovering a topic:
- CQ ResearcherEach week, CQ tackles a topic in the news. Each issue contains a wealth of information including an overview of the topic, pro/con essays, and an excellent bibliography.
- Issues & ControversiesTackles current issues as well as classic controversial subjects (i.e. abortion or gun control) by looking at all sides.
- Congressional Digest"An independent, scholarly publication featuring controversies before Congress. Congressional Digest is not an official organ, nor is it controlled by any party, interest, class or sect."Maui College students have access to this publication through MasterFILE. Use the link to the magazine above to find the PRO/CON issue you need and Click here for direct access through MasterFILE and to select the issue by month.
If you are studying a local topic, be sure to consult the Researching Local Issues LIBGUIDE
- Pro/ConA non-partisan website dedicated to critical thinking and looking at all sides of an issue.
- Pew ResearchA fact/think tank that attempts to inform people of the issues. They conduct public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research. Pew Research Center does not take policy positions.
- National Conference of State LegislatorsNCSL is a bi-partisan group working for the legislatures of the the states and commonwealths of the United States. They conducts policy research in a variety of areas ranging from agriculture and budget and tax issues and education to health care and immigration and transportation.
- RAND Research GroupRAND research analyzes critical issues of particular relevance to the public policy debate. They conduct surveys as well as original research.
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