Comm 101 20121101_handout_version

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Comm 101 20121101_handout_version

  1. 1. COMM 101 LIBRARY RESEARCH FORPROPOSITION OF POLICY SPEECH Peter Thayer, MLSReference & Access Services Librarian Legacy Library November 1, 2012
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 17. THANK YOU ANDREMEMBER TO VOTE ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 6!!!

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