99 Jumpstarts to Research: Topic Guides for Finding Information on Current Issues

99 Jumpstarts to Research: Topic Guides for Finding Information on Current Issues

99 Jumpstarts to Research: Topic Guides for Finding Information on Current Issues

99 Jumpstarts to Research: Topic Guides for Finding Information on Current Issues

Synopsis

Give students a jumpstart on their research topics with this versatile title! This quick-start guide pinpoints the best resources on hot topics for high school and junior college students. From topics as controversial as abortion, capital punishment, and gun control, to topics dealing with road rage, immigration, and suicide, your students will find a wealth of current issues that are guaranteed to be in their interest. Each topic features a basic explanation of the subject, search terms, reference resources, periodicals, relevant Web sites, and organizations. An exceptionally useful resource for English language classes, ESL and essay writing courses, as well as for journalism, psychology, sociology, and politics classes, this book will aid students in doing quality research, making effective use of the library and the Internet, becoming experts on a subject and enjoying writing about it, and developing their own, well-informed opinions.

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Affirmative Action

Quotas

Discrimination and (Job or Employ?)

Women (or Another Minority) and Employment

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission—EEOC

Food for Thought

Affirmative action began in the mid-twentieth century, when schools and employers were required to adopt policies that would make up for past discrimination. There is plenty of information; in fact, the biggest problem with this topic is that there is too much information. You can solve this problem by narrowing your topic to a specific minority group (gender, race), industry, or location. Also consider job discrimination against a religious group, people who are overweight, or the physically handicapped.

Examples: affirmative action and African Americans or Hispanics and discrimina- tion and (job or employ?).

Background and Statistics

CQ Researcher (online version, CQ Library, also available)

Interracial America: Opposing Viewpoints

Issues & Controversies on File (online version, Facts.com, also available)

The Legal Rights of Women

West's Encyclopedia of American Law

Women's Changing Role [Information Plus Series]

Your Rights in the Workplace . . .

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