The databases listed on this page require a login. For access:
Note: If you do not access this guide through Atlas, you will be prompted for a Borrower ID and PIN when you click on the links to the databases
Smarthinking is Valencia College’s online tutoring support. You can interact with tutors to get writing help or course specific tutoring such as Math, Medical and more.
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These resources provide background information on controversial topics especially historical background on key terms, people and events. Names of laws usually include terms such as Act, Statute, or Law. A law that has not been passed is called a Bill.
The above library databases will provide useful background, pro and con arguments, and additional resources on controversial issues and laws. Gathering background information is part of the preliminary research phase. Think about some of the following questions while you are gathering background information:
Now we'll move on to more specialized resources during the in depth research phase.