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English 1301 - Farias, Richard: Addressing Social Issues

Annotated Bibliography and Essay 3: Students will use their researching, critical reading, and critical writing skills to focus on a social issue. They will either take a stand about an issue or propose a solution.

Research as Inquiry


Students will understand that research is a process of inquiry.


This activity will help you practice the following skills essential to your success in school and beyond. In this activity you will:

S1. monitor gathered information and assess for gaps and weaknesses

S2. formulate questions for research based on information gaps or on reexamination of existing, possibly conflicting, information

S3. determine an appropriate scope of investigation


This activity will also help you become familiar with the following important content knowledge:

K1. consider research as open-ended exploration and engagement with information

K2. seek multiple perspectives during information gathering and assessment

K3. value intellectual curiosity in developing questions and learning new investigative methods

K4. maintain an open mind and a critical stance

K5. value persistence, adaptability, and flexibility and recognize that ambiguity can benefit the research process

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Search Examples from Tools

Tool: CQ Researcher

CQ Researcher search example

Tool: Credo

Credo search example

Tool: Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library search example

Tool: Opposing Viewpoints

Opposing Viewpoints search example

Tool: Library Discovery

Library Discovery search example

Off-campus access

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  • ACES username is required for login
  • ACES password is your password for login

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