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Resources in this guide are a starting point for the research projects in Professor Wedeman's course
POLS 2410: Global Issues
Click on the various tabs above to find books, articles, websites, etc. for your research project.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions about how to use this guide or how to locate appropriate resources.. I am very happy to meet with you to discuss resources for your class assignment or with help in using the Library.
Finding Background Information
After choosing a topic, you may need to locate background information, especially if you are unfamiliar with the subject area. Background information, such as that found in encyclopedias and other sources can provide you with:
- a broad overview of the subject,
- an introduction to key issues,
- major dates and events,
- definitions of key terms,
- names of people who are authorities in the subject field, and
- bibliographies that lead to additional sources.
"CQ Researcher is often the first source that librarians recommend when researchers are seeking original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news. The CQ Researcher's hallmark is scrupulous objectivity and balance. Every 12,000-word report is written by an experienced journalist and features comments from experts, lawmakers and citizens on all sides of every issue. Numerous charts, graphs and sidebar articles -- plus a pro-con feature, a chronology, lengthy bibliographies and a list of contacts -- round out each report."
The following are just a few of the books available in the Library that can provide you with background information on various global issues. Search the Library Catalog for additional books.