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Comp II - Economic Crisis, "The Great Divide": Research Tools

A LibGuide for Comp 2 for Spring 2013, taught by Shelby Myers-Verhage.


In addition to the following links, see also the Library Databases, especially Opposing Viewpoints and EBSCOhost


Below are links to relevant research databases from Kirkwood. For a full list of the Kirkwood databases, please see

If you are accessing these off-campus, you may be required to log in with your k number and EagleNet password. 

EbscoHost: Search this for articles on almost any subject. Both popular magazines and scholarly journals are included.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context: Search this for debate-type essays on current topics as well as statistics and videos.

Newsstand: Search this for articles published in newspapers all over the country. Includes New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Iowa City Press Citizen and Des Moines Register, among thousands of others.

CQ Researcher: Browse this for hot topics currently in the news. Find great background information and short debate-type essays.

Books: Search the library catalog for books in the Iowa City and Cedar Rapids libraries.

E-Books (EBSCO): Search for library e-books that can be read, saved or printed online.

Other Guides You May Find Helpful

Citation Guides
Learn how to cite resources of all kinds in MLA, APA, or Chicago Style. 

Finding Newspaper Articles through Kirkwood Libraries
This resource will help you find newspaper articles using the tools available to Kirkwood students through the library.  

What are Scholarly Journal Articles? 
Learn about the various kinds of research available and when to use what kind of resource. 

Evaluating Web Resources
Learn how to evaluate web-based resources for use in scholarly research.

Interlibrary Loan
A step-by-step guide on requesting books and articles from other libraries 

General Writing Resources

Iowa City Kirkwood Writing Center 

The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Tips on Procrastination and Writing from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Writing Center (You can see other helpful writing handouts from UNC here)

How to successfully revise your prose from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Subject Guide

Kate Hess

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