Do you have an assignment that requires you to explore the pros and cons of a controversial issue such as gun control, immigration, or health care reform? Do you have to write a persuasive or argumentative essay, or take a side on an issue for a speech or a debate? This website provides suggestions for finding reliable information on topics of current interest.
If you don't yet have a topic and need some ideas, these resources can help:
The MDC Libraries provide free access to over 100 databases containing popular and scholarly periodicals, ebooks, videos, and other types of information resources.
The following databases are best bets for finding information on controversial issues.
How to Log In: You might be prompted for one of the following two logins when entering a database.
Many of our databases include special features that are often overlooked. The following suggestions can be helpful for researching controversial issues.
You might be familiar with using Google Scholar to search for information from scholarly sources, but did you know there's a trick to making it even more useful? This video shows you how to plug Google Scholar into our library databases for increased access to full text materials.
If you are a currently registered MDC student, your MDC ID card can be used for borrowing privileges at the Florida International University Libraries.
Use the links below to search the holdings of the FIU and Miami Dade Public Libraries: