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English 110 - Stotter - Protest: Topics & Background Info

This guide provides search strategies and recommended resources for research in English 110 with Kathy Stotter.

Choosing a Topic

Pro/Con databases and websites are great places to get ideas about current, controversial environmental and social issues.

Recommended Database

Explore the Browse Issues section of this database for topic ideas (you'll be prompted to log in with your Pipeline information from off campus):

Recommended Website

This website is freely available and won't require a login:

Narrowing a Topic

The following video provides strategies for narrowing a topic (from off campus you will need to log in using your Pipeline username and password):

Finding Background Information

Library reference sources are a great place to get unbiased background information on controversial topics. They can also help you narrow your topic and discover keywords for further searching.

Online Reference Sources

To access this reference database from off campus, you will be prompted to log in with your Pipeline username and password.

Print Reference Sources

These reference books are available in the Luria Library. Stop at the Reference and Information desk for help finding them, or to ask a librarian to recommend other reference sources for your topic.

  • Revolts, Protests, Demonstrations, and Rebellions in American History: An Encyclopedia -- R 303.484 D196r 2011
  • Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society -- R 305.8 S294e
  • Encyclopedia of Racism in the United States -- R 305.800973 M663e
  • Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Social Issues -- R306.0973 S528e 2011
  • Encyclopedia of Social Problems -- R 361.1 P261e
  • African Americans and Criminal Justice: An Encyclopedia -- R 364.089 J76a 2014