Search engines are excellent tools for finding information like current news, government statistics, company annual reports, consumer health information, and so on.
1. Current Events & Topics How To Find Information for an Argumentative Essay ELI Level 5, September 20, 2006
2. <ul><li>Pick a current & newsworthy topic </li></ul><ul><li>Find articles and reports </li></ul><ul><li>Find good websites </li></ul>The Plan Let’s Begin
3. Newspapers and magazines can help you find ideas and information about current events. Pick a topic…..
4. Use the a database to find articles and reports on a current topic. This is the library’s website! Find articles and reports…
5. CQ Researcher is a searchable database. The CQ Researcher contains a collection of a magazine style reports which covers a contemporary controversial topic each week. Each report includes a pros and cons page. CQ Researcher is a great place to find information a current event or topic! You need to enter your Mercer University ID (MUID) if you are not on campus.
6. TOPICsearch is a database. This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints. TOPICsearch TOPICsearch is another place to find information a current event or topic! You need to enter the GALILEO password if you are not on campus.
7. Remember: The Web is a self publishing medium. This means anyone can publish to the Web. All information is not reliable. You’ll need to know what’s good and not so good. We’ll talk more about that later. <ul><li>The Web is good when you need… </li></ul><ul><li>Immediate coverage of an event </li></ul><ul><li>Access to information that is not available in print format </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Graphs </li></ul>How do I find information on the Web? Search Engines are search tools that help you find information on the Web.
8. To find the GALILEO password Here’s how to find passwords. Remember the library’s website!
9. Enter your Name and Mercer University ID number here The GALILEO password will be here
10. Librarians love questions! If you have any, please ASK US! Reference Desk: 678-547-6282 http://swilley.mercer.edu/askus.asp