Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Global issues and awareness

Your group will research one of the following challenges
Clean water
Human trafficking
Women’s rights

and trace it across three of the five following regions:
Southeast Asia

To help you decide which region is best suited to research on your challenge, we recommend that you use the Global Issues in Context database as shown in the video below.

Copy source citation at the bottom of each article:
The best way to track your resources in Global Issues in Context is to use the copy & paste utility under the database tab in EasyBib.

Experiment with search terms that do not appear in your assignment. For example, let's look at the following segment of a news report heard on NPR on 5/4/2013. Based on this excerpt, what is this about? How would it help you with your research.

Beaubien, Jason. "A Troubling Rise In Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis." 4 May 2013. Morning Edition. NPR. Web. 4 June 2013. Transcript.

Once you have a sense of what you want to investigate, you should look for more in-depth and focused articles in contemporary news  media:
      • PowerSearch
      • National Newspapers

Check sources against the CRAAP test.
Are they Current, Authoritative, Accurate, Relevant, and does it have a Point of view? 

Certain topics are particularly well covered in the library's collection:
      • Women's issues in Iraq (look up women in Islam - that's an old project that will transfer well)
      • Human trafficking
      • China - Women's rights
      • India - Women's rights
Be sure to download the Destiny Quest App to access the collection - print AND digital

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