Watch each of the database videos below, and that practice applying what you learned as you explore each of the databases. Use 1-3 keywords that are related to your topic to see what kind of background information you can discover.
The following databases are great resources to start with to gather some background information on your topic.
TIP: The most effective way to use these particular databases is to begin with 1-3 keywords. So here are some examples I pulled from the Topic Choices worksheet Professor Blunk provided for your Argumentative Essay:
TOPICS: Barbie dolls should/should not be allowed to be marketed to children.
Good: barbie doll market*
Not so good: barbie dolls allow marketing child*
TOPICS: Fashion designers and clothing distributors should/should not be required to meet and maintain standardized sizing in order to avoid vanity sizing.
Good: vanity sizing
Not so good: fashion designers clothing distributors standardized sizing
TIP: The asterisk * will bring back multiple results (e.g. child* = child AND children)