Prepared by Ms. Gregory 2-14-2005


Books – Cherokee Media Center Online Catalog

Execute Standard or Enhanced search for desired topic.

Example topic - Piracy


Online Resources (Research Databases and Web Sites)

Tip - Use search results to identify additional terms for searching other databases.


CQ Researcher - Offers current issues in the news.  Topics range from social and teen issues to environment, health, education, science and technology.        

Browse by Topic or Date, Advanced Search


EBSCOhost – For magazines articles/reviews.

Ensure MasterFILE Premier is checked & check other pertinent databases; choose Full Text (and Peer Reviewed, if desired).  Can search by Subject or Advanced Search; Try typing topic on 1st line, then type pros and cons.


SIRS Knowledge Source - Focuses on social issues

            Keyword/Natural Language, Quick Search, Advanced Search or Topic Browse

            Sort Results by Relevance or Date


DISCovering Collection - Offers a variety of resources.

            Search by Subject, Keyword, or Full-text


Facts on File Online - Offers a variety of resources from Science, Multicultural, History, Geography and Careers.

Choose resource (ex. Health) and Browse Categories, choose a listed category or type in search terms in Search field.


International Debate Education Association’s Debatabase

Offers students and teachers the opportunity to examine issues affecting their lives and communities. Click on Debatabase (in red) at the top of the page to access.  


Debate Central

            Posted by the National Center of Policy Analysis (NCPA), a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research organization.


 Death Penalty Information Center- Comprehensive site that provides financial information, reports, etc.