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Comm 101 20121101_handout_version
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Comm 101 20121101_handout_version
Comm 101 20121101_handout_version
Comm 101 20121101_handout_version
Comm 101 20121101_handout_version
Comm 101 20121101_handout_version
Comm 101 20121101_handout_version
Comm 101 20121101_handout_version
Comm 101 20121101_handout_version
Comm 101 20121101_handout_version
Comm 101 20121101_handout_version
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  • 1. COMM 101 LIBRARY RESEARCH FORPROPOSITION OF POLICY SPEECH Peter Thayer, MLSReference & Access Services Librarian Legacy Library November 1, 2012
  • 2. Session Overview• I will talk about how to research three different policy proposals: – Campus organizations at public institutions should not exclude students from membership because of their status or beliefs – Texting and using a cell while driving should be banned in Ohio – Federal government should increase its efforts toward preventing suicide among military veterans
  • 3. Policy 1Campus organizations at public institutions shouldnot exclude students from membership because oftheir status or beliefsRecommended Resources:–CQ Researcher–LexisNexis Academic–Supreme Court Collection
  • 4. CQ Researcher• What is it? – Good source of information on current and controversial topics – Each issue is devoted to a single topic• Where is it? – Print – 1st Floor Reference, Ref. H 35 .E351 – Online through the Marietta College Library web site Go to site
  • 5. LexisNexis Academic• What is it? – Research database that includes newspaper articles• Where is it? – Online through the Marietta College Library web site Go to site
  • 6. Supreme Court Collection• What is it? – Cornell University Law School web site that provides summaries and full text of Supreme Court decisions• Where is it? – Online at www.law.cornell.edu/supct/ Go to site
  • 7. Policy 2Texting and using a cell phone while driving shouldbe banned in OhioRecommended Resources:–CQ Researcher–LexisNexis Academic–ProQuest Statistical Insight–Ohio Capitol Connection–Public Policy Organization Search
  • 8. ProQuest Statistical Insight• What is it? – Database of statistical publications produced by government agencies, international organizations, etc.• Where is it? – Online at http://search.proquest.com/statistical Go to site
  • 9. Ohio Capitol Connection• What is it? – Database that provides access to Ohio legislative and other government resources• Where is it? – Online through the Marietta College Library web site Go to site
  • 10. Public Policy Organization Search• What is it? – Google custom search engine especially created by me for finding information on public policy organization web sites• Where is it? – Online at: http://www.google.com/cse/home?cx=01165480 3637091528974:h-qjcv2lyno Go to site
  • 11. Policy 3Federal government should increase its efforts toward preventingsuicide among military veteransResources I used: – CQ Researcher – LexisNexis Academic – ProQuest Statistical Insight – Public Policy Organization Search – Academic Search Complete – CQ Weekly – White House – THOMAS – USA.gov
  • 12. Academic Search Complete• What is it? – General research database that includes full-text of over 5,000 full-text periodicals• Where is it? – Online through the Marietta College Library web site Go to site
  • 13. CQ Weekly• What is it? – Weekly publication that covers whats going on in Congress• Where is it? – Print resource in reference book area on the library’s 1st floor• Use Academic Search Complete to find articles Go to site
  • 14. White House• What is it? – Includes material issued by the current Presidential administration such as news releases, policy statements, speeches, executive orders, etc.• Where is it? – Online at http://www.whitehouse.gov Go to site
  • 15. THOMAS• What is it? – Provides summaries and full text of Congressional bills and laws• Where is it? – Online at thomas.loc.gov Go to site
  • 16. USA.gov• What is it? – One-stop destination for finding federal government information on the Web• Where is it? – Online at usa.gov Go to site
  • 17. THANK YOU ANDREMEMBER TO VOTE ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 6!!!

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