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ENG 1105: Controversial Issue Assignment

This guide will assist in writing the research paper on a controversial social issue for ENG 1105: Writing and Research.

Using Books in your Research

Books and eBooks can be valuable assets in research.  Due to their length and how long they take to publish, they will not be the first resources available on certain topics such as recent events or new research. For example, books on the 2016 election were not available days after the election while newspapers, magazines and articles were published within days or hours.  

Some positive aspects of using books for research include that they are reviewed by a publisher, their length allows them to be very detailed about a topic and they may include an index to help the reader navigate to relevant parts.  eBooks in particular can be very valuable because you can use a search box to find exact search terms and you can click to the exact pages you need. 

Suggested Print Books

Below is a list of a few suggested books about timely controversial issues.  For additional topics, use the Catalog to search below:

>Berkeley College LS2 Catalog Search


How To Tutorials

This video will walk you through the steps to search for print books using the Library Catalog. 

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This short video will show you have to locate books in eBook Central. 

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This video will show you how to request books from the Library Catalog. 

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