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Since we cannot have face-to-face library instruction, I developed this guide to assist you in completing your research assignment.

Your Assignment

Your Assignment

1. Find 10 articles on a topic of social controversy

2. The articles should be recent: ideally they should be written within the last 6 months

a. Note: this may not always be possible, although it is more likely with newspaper than with magazine articles

b. If you are unable to find articles written within the last 6 months, you will need to find ones that are older. If you have any doubts check with Professor Montemurro

3. You will then write an argumentative paper, in which you take a position that you support with evidence from the articles you read

If I can be of any assistance to you, I am happy to help. Please don't hesitate to contact me.

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You may also find the following guides useful:

Library Basics: Use this interactive tutorial to find information on what the Library offers. Obviously, now you should focus on available digital resources

Journal Finder: How to Find the Full Text of Articles in Periodicals: How to access full text from a database entry which does not show full text available

Using Journal Finder and Find Article: A Tutorial: How to see if a particular journal is available at Hofstra

MLA Citation Guide: 8th Edition: A guide to the most commonly used types of citations

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