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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.

Related Guides

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

Identifying Sources in Works Cited Lists and Bibliographies: The purpose of this guide is to show you how you can use references you find in works cited lists of the articles you are using in order to find other articles.

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