Finding Resources for Exemplification
Prepared for Ms. McGarrity
for topic ideas:
a. Reference set of books:
REF 361.1 Also use this source to support your assertion.
PROCON (18 volumes in
b. Research Databases: (on media center web page)
2. Use books for information (i.e., for examples and evidence)
Look for books
in the Cherokee Library (Start, Programs,
or in the
Cherokee Library Media Collection (on the media center web page)
Type topic in the Subject space.
If there are
too many hits, click on ENHANCED (to the right in the
Cherokee Library), refine search by adding another term with your topic.
Example: Acid rain AND environmental aspects / drinking AND driving
3. Use the databases
for information also (i.e., for examples, evidence, statistics, etc.)
Click on: Research Databases
a. SIRS – provides thousands of full-text, scholarly magazine and newspaper articles
pertaining to current, controversial, social and political
*Use SKS WebSelect for credible Internet articles.
b. Facts on File News – provides news every
week from more than 100 major
newspapers, news magazines, other periodicals, and government and online sources
from the U.S.and around the world.
Check specific database under AVAILABLE DATABASES.
EX: Issues and Controversies
Type search term(s) in SEARCH and click on GO.
Researcher – Covers the most current and controversial issues of the
summaries and insight into all sides of the issues.
Type topic in QUICK SEARCH box.
d. EBSCOhost – provides numerous magazine and
newspaper articles on current,
social and controversial topics.
1. Click on EBSCOhost Web
2. Check MasterFILE Premier and Newspaper Source
3. Under LIMIT YOUR RESULTS, click FULL TEXT
4. Type search term(s) in FIND box in “quotes.”
NOTE: For scholarly journal articles, click PEER REVIEWED.
OR to search by SUBJECT:
Check MasterFILE Premier (only)
Click SUBJECTS tab at the top.
Type broad topic in box.
In VIEW list, click on PERIODICAL REFERENCES
(Look for “Full Text” articles.)
Collection – provides articles from reference books on history,
social studies, literature, and people.
Resource Center: U.S. –
Provides articles from reference books, journals,
historical documents on people, places,
events, and issues from a historical perspective.
***Get a bookmark from the media center with the passwords to the databases
for home access.
credible web sites. For example:
Debate Central – www.debate-central.org - one stop shopping for debate issues.
Note: The Cherokee
Research Paper Guide is on the front page of the
media center web site.
Mrs. L. Dennis, Feb. 2005.
Updated by L.D., Feb. 2006