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PIG - Public Policy: Home

PIG - Public Policy

Your #1 Resource for this project is the Opposing Viewpoints Database.  Here you will find entire "topic pages" on most of the topics.  They will include overview articles, viewpoint essays, statistics, infographics, recent news articles and analysis from magazines and journals.  Even if there's no "topic page", you will still find coverage of practically every topic.  ProCon is a similar, free site.  Use the Gale eBooks and ABC-CLIO (check out the ISSUES database specifically) for more historical background and context.  Click the tabs at the top of this page for MLA Citation Help, Quality News Sources and Political Cartoons.

Gale E-Books

A large collection of Reference Titles in E-book form.   Our collection is strong for history and biographical subjects.

Offsite password: empirelink or sutherland

Opposing Viewpoints

Opposing Viewpoints features VIEWPOINT essays (opinionated pieces) on a large number of controversial topics, along with news items, reference articles, media and much more.

Offsite password: empirelink or sutherland

ProCon

This free site from Britannica includes good side-by-side comparisons of viewpoints on controversial issues, with strong supporting materials.  Check their sources at the bottom, and google the authors/titles to use them yourself.

TIP: Look for the CITE THIS PAGE button (choose MLA) in the blue bar at the bottom.  ALSO - add a period at the end (they left it off).

Librarian

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Brian Regan
Contact:
585-267-3044

Issues

User: sutherland, password: school

JSTOR

JSTOR is a collection of Journal Articles, Primary Sources and Books.  Recommended for more advanced research needs.

Offsite user: sutherlandhs
password: school

 

Wikipedia

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Remember, the "magic" in a Wikipedia article is down at the bottom.  Look for External Links, Further Reading and References and follow the links. Learn more about How to Use Wikipedia Wisely.