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  • What kind of information you need on your topic, 
  • Who would write about it,
  • Where those articles would be published. 

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Example: You are writing a paper about immigration debates in America. You want to explore current news coverage and find information from experts about policy debates. 

What you need: Who would write it: Where it would be published:
Current news coverage on immigration debates Journalists news magazines, newspapers, podcasts
Policy debate information from experts  Scholars scholarly journals
 

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  • Useful if scholars from multiple disciplines would write about your topic or if you don't know where to start
  • Great for assignments in UGS!

 

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  • To choose a database, think about what department on campus would have scholars researching your topic (ex. PsycINFO for Psychology topics)

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