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POLSC 130 - Political Theory - Miller

Learn to research with ease using credible, college-appropriate resources to frame, guide, and inform your ePortfolio project for Steve Miller's (Polsc 130) class.

Start Here: Background Reading

You have to start by learning something about your topic. Preliminary reading will help orient you to your topic, help you focus on your unique interests on it, help you begin to understand the complexities of the conversation taking place about your topic, and give you the perspective you need in order to begin to exploring your more fully.

The library databases below are filled with in-depth, reliable overview articles from magazines, journals, encyclopedias, and the Web. 

All of these resources are free for MJC students, faculty, & staff. 

If you're working from off campus, you'll need to sign in just like you do for your student email and Canvas.

Key Search Words

Use the words below to search for useful information 

  • human trafficking
  • human trafficking-prevention
  • forced labor
  • labor
  • sex trafficking
  • child soldiers
  • child labor
  • organ trafficking
  • transplantation of organs, tissues, etc. - moral and ethical aspects

Search for Books

You'll use the library catalog to search for books, ebooks, articles, and more.

To access eBooks if you're off campus, you'll need to log in just like you do for your MJC email and Canvas courses.

Find focused information in library databases

Search for Articles, Reports, and More

All of these resources are free for MJC students, faculty, & staff.

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.

Featured Web Sites

Explore these high-quality websites for current information

In addition, search Google Scholar to find scholarly information on the Web

Google Scholar Search

Featured Film

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