Still looking for a topic?
The Encyclopedia of American Social Movements is a good place to begin if you are having trouble finding a topic. This four volume set includes topics such as civil rights, the minimum wage, the campaign for clean air and water,as well as struggles to mobilize groups and improve society.
Database searching takes time - it is definitely not a "one shot" exercise. Remember, the care you put into your initial research/discovery will translate into time saved down the road, when you are ready to begin writing your paper! The resources below are useful for understanding the basics of online searching.
This library guide has been designed for students enrolled in Dr. Richard King's CES 440 class.
To access information on specific topics, such as finding books and locating journal articles, please click on the tabs above.
Library Session - Wednesday February 16
Goals for today:
- Recognize the difference between scholarly sources and popular sources
- Learn how to search WSU WorldCat, Griffin, and subject databases
- Locate at least one scholarly article that pertains to your topic and email the citation or article text to yourself
- Identify resources for locating popular sources that might contribute to your research
Holland and Terrell Libraries, 120-H
Library Liaison to:
Deparment of Foreign Languages and Cultures, Comparative Ethnic Studies, Film Studies