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IS 201: Life in Urban America (B. Bousquet): Everyone will
 use these!

What's on this page?

Below are listed the most frequently-relevant sources/resources for topics for this class.

Start here, then branch out to the other tabs if necessary.

Background in Credo & .gov

Nearly all of you will need some kind of historical and cultural context for your topic. Search the topic in Credo, then select the article from the most relevant-sounding encyclopedia and with a high word count.

For example, "Every Student Succeeds" has a result from Debating Issues in American Education. It's 2773 words. SCORE.

Opposing Viewpoints: Variety

Everyone's topic has awesome OpEds, news, and scholarly articles in this database. DO IT.

More articles...

More great articles can be found in Proqest Central. You can try additional discipline-specific databases by clicking on the "Articles" tab here.


Nearly everyone's topic has several documentaries (streaming video) in AVON. VERY useful for getting a visual, personal look at the issues--and hearing it straight from the sources.

At least one book...

Some topics have at least one relevant book. Search OneSearch to see!


All or nearly all of you will want some actual statistics to give you the real picture of what you're dealing with. This guide breaks it down and links to tons of statistics freely available.