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Research Project Help   Tags: argumentative essay, baca, english 1, research, research help, scholarly sources  

This Libguide was created for Ms. Baca's English 1 students to help them with their argumentative essay
Last Updated: Mar 7, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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What is a database?

Databases are searchable collections of records from previously published materials, such as magazines, journals, newspapers, government reports, primary documents, news wires and more.


Off Campus Access

COS students, faculty and staff may access databases off campus (Visalia, Hanford and Tulare) through this online catalog link.

This handout was given to the students during their library visit: Step by step instruction how to enter databases off campus

Call the Library Reference Desk at 737-6179 during Library hours if you have questions or need help. You may also email your research questions using Ask a Librarian online reference service.


Some useful databases for this research project

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center covers current event topics (the facts, as well as the arguments) and includes topic overviews, statistics, government data and information on legislation.
Off campus access for Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
      Watch a short Tutorial


SIRS (Social Issues Research Series) contains all full-text articles from a variety of newspaper and magazines covering current social issues. 
Off campus access for SIRS


CQ Researcher covers in-depth the most current and controversial issues of the day with complete summaries, pros and cons, bibliographies and timelines. 
Off campus access for CQ Researcher

See other COS Library databases


Why is a database asking for a login and/or password?

If you are accessing COS library databases while not on the COS campus, you will be asked for a login and/or password because license agreements require the databases to be used only by COS students, faculty and staff.

Remember to enter using this online catalog link.

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Milena Seyed, MLIS Information Competency Librarian
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Lodgepole 216, Visalia campus
Phone 737-6177
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