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Roe v. Wade (ENGL 103--Miranda): Home

Use this guide to help you research issues connected to Roe v. Wade


Explore your topic in books

Choosing your topic

Do some background reading in the Gale Virtual Reference Library. Try the following search terms depending on the prompt you chose:

  • Roe v. Wade
  • abortion
  • fetal development
  • embryonic development
  • privacy
  • child care
  • adoption
  • single parent families
  • child support

Other good databases for background reading (use the search term Abortion for the most results):

Background films

Use library databases for indepth research

Once you have narrowed your topic, use more specific search terms in these databases. Examples of more specific terms include:

  • "undue burden" abortion
  • fetal viability

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Searching the Web

  • Use the Web for current statistics and laws. For example, here's a list of current abortion laws by state from the non-partisan Guttmacher Institute: An Overview of Abortion Laws 
  • Don't forget to evaluate all Web sources using the CRAAP test
Google Web Search

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