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Guide to cross-disciplinary research for new students, Eng 101 and Spe 101 students

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Use simple keywords below to search for background information on your issue. Background information helps familiarize you with the material, history, concepts, and more.


Researching a hot-button issue?

Check out Issues and Controversies for the history, pros/cons, for/against and more on your issue. Great for:

Federal Minimum Wage, Homework Policy, Transgender Rights and more!

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Like Issues and Controversies above, this database contains in-depth coverage of the most important issues of the day. The reports are written by experienced journalists, footnoted and professionally fact-checked. Full-length articles include an overview, historical background, chronology, pro/con feature, plus resources for additional research