What information or background do readers need to understand the conflict or controversy? What are the two main sides?
English 110 Poll
getting started: 58 votes (26.48%)
spelling + grammar: 8 votes (3.65%)
finding good sources: 83 votes (37.9%)
citing sources: 23 votes (10.5%)
writing enough: 40 votes (18.26%)
paraphrasing: 7 votes (3.2%)
Total Votes: 219
Resources for Information Gathering
Explore your topic using the resources below. Some of these are MCC Library databases and will require your Easy LogIn to access if you are off campus or on MCC's wireless network.
Credo Reference helps you build your research vocabulary with dictionaries, glossaries, thesauri, and other reference materials.
Gather basic facts, definitions and background information from reference books-- specialized encyclopedias, dictionaries and atlases. Search within individual books or search multiple books at the same time.
Search for relevant organizations by using keywords for your topic, then the words "and organization." Sometimes the keywords themselves are all you need to see organization websites in your results. Evaluate your results and read the sites carefully to check for bias. Some--but not all--organizational sites have a .org domain name (part of url).