Wednesday, October 5, 2011

First Amendment

Start with the online catalog, as we have a plethora of digital and print resources for this project. Recommended search strategies include "Bill of Rights", "First Amendment", "Freedom of ______________".  and replace _________ with the name of the freedom you are investigating.


Findlaw


To access this and other eBooks, Please visit Destiny, the online catalog. Use search strategy from above.

You MUST log in to access our digital resources. Instructions follow. 

The password for ABC-CLIO ebooks is the same as the ABC-CLIO databases. (see page 41 of your planner - orange)


We now have a premium EasyBib account. Here is how to access it. It is a piece on cake - it's in Google Apps. Just sign in and click on EasyBib!



Databases:


For each of the topics below, we identified a few choice books and recommended databases. 

  • Roper iPoll
  • Opposing Viewpoints
  • National Newspapers (The Christian Science Monitor (pre-1997 Fulltext), The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Times (pre-1997 Fulltext), New York Times, New York Times Book Review, New York Times Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Wall Street Journal (Online), The Washington Post (pre-1997 Fulltext), The Washington Post, WSJ : the Magazine from the Wall Street Journal)
  • NewsStand (2,400 media publications ranging from 60 Minutes transcripts, to New York Times, to Al-Jazeera) 
  • Historical Newspapers (yeah, that)
  • History in Context (history database)
  • Annals of American History (historical documents)
Roper iPoll is an amazing public opinion database. Here is a tutorial on how to navigate that database.



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