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General OneFile: Newspaper, magazine, and journal articles on a wide range of topics.

Social Issues in America: Articles and primary documents on social issues.

Opposing Viewpoints: Provides coverage of both sides of controversial issues.

Gale Virtual Reference Library: Articles from an excellent collection of reference books.

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  1. Understand your assignment and define your topic
  2. Gather background information from reference books
  3. Find books and ebooks
  4. Find articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers 
  5. Search the internet
  6. Evaluate your sources and draft your paper
  7. Cite your sources

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