Water policy and the drought are complicated issues. You may want to start with this series of videos on water issues in California produced by the Public Policy Institute of California. Access the whole play list on YouTube.
The drought and water use are complex issues that involve the law, the economy, politics, and every citizen. You could concentrate on one issue and do in-depth research on that, or use several of the questions below to focus more generally on the topic of the drought.
Use books to read broad overviews and detailed discussions of your topic. You can also use books to find primary sources, which are often published together in collections.
You'll use the library catalog to search for books, ebooks, articles, and more.
All of these resources are free for MJC students, faculty, & staff.
Search using the Key Search Words in this guide, or use words more specific to your topic.
If you're working from off campus, you'll need to sign in. Once you click on the name of a database, simply enter your student ID (without the W) and your six-digit birth date.
Much of the latest information on the California drought is on the web. Use these credible websites to find recent documents and reports.
Your instructor should tell you which citation style they want you to use. Click on the appropriate link below to learn how to format your paper and cite your sources according to a particular style.