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Veterans & PTSD

Use a combination of terms to create your search string.

  • "post traumatic stress disorder" OR PTSD
  • veterans OR military
  • combat AND "psychological aspects"
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Poverty & Homelessness

Use a combination of the following terms:

  • homeless OR homelessness
  • "homeless children"
  • poverty
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GMOs / Genetically Modified Organisms

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Child Labor / Sweatshops

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  • "child labor" OR sweatshops
  • "children's rights"
  • "human rights"
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Civil Rights

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Bullying

Use a combination of terms to create your search string:

  • bullying
  • cyberbullying
  • "school violence"
  • bullying AND prevention
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Fake News

Some keywords to search:

  • journalism AND objectivity
  • "journalistic ethics"
  • "media bias"
  • "critical thinking"
  • reasoning
  • fallacies
  • "fake news"
  • "story framing" OR "framing the news"
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Human Rights

See also the Human Trafficking library research guide at esearch.sc4.edu/humantrafficking.

Recycling

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  • recycling
  • "scrap metal industry"
  • "waste management"
  • "electronic waste"

Electric engines / electric vehicles

Use a combination of terms to create your search string:

  • "electric vehicles" OR "electric cars" OR "hybrid cars"
  • "hybrid electric"
  • (vehicles OR cars) AND ("fuel economy" OR "fuel consumption")
  • (vehicles OR cars) AND "fuel systems"
  • "motor fuels"
  • "alternative fuel vehicles"
  • "automobile industry" AND history
  • "internal combustion engine" OR "fossil fuel vehicles"

Safety features in automobiles

Use a combination of terms to create your search string:

  • "vehicle safety" AND history    [for history of vehicle safety]
  • "vehicle safety regulations"
  • "automobile safety"
  • "vehicle crash tests"
  • "auto safety ratings"
  • ("seat belts" OR seatbelts OR airbags)

Sperm banks

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  • "sperm banks"
  • ethical OR ethics
  • compensation
  • "ovum donors"
  • "sperm donor" OR "sperm donors"
  • "fertility clinics"
  • "artificial insemination"
  • "parental rights"
  • "child support"

Autism / Asperger Syndrome

Use a combination of terms to create your search string:

  • autism
  • Asperger*
  • "autism spectrum disorders"

 

Perks for prisoners too luxurious?

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  • "rights of prisoners"
  • prisoners AND "civil rights"
  • prisoners AND ("legal status" OR laws)

Gun Control

Potential keywords

  • "gun control"
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Abortion

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Wilms' tumor

Wilms' tumor is a form of kidney cancer with which an unusually high number of Marine City area children appear to have been diagnosed.

Children of divorced parents

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  • "adult children of divorce"
  • "children of divorce"
  • children AND divorce
  • "child development" AND divorce
  • "interparental conflict"
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Single Parents

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  • "single mothers"
  • "single fathers"
  • "single parents"
  • father AND "child development"
  • mother AND "child development"

 

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Gay Marriage / Same sex relationship rights

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Educational attainment by race / class / gender

Try using a combination of the following terms: "affirmative action" AND (college OR school OR education) "Grutter v Bollinger"

Value of a first year research paper

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College costs

Religion in Public Schools / Separation of Church and State

Potential keywords

  • religion AND "public schools"
  • "religion in the public schools"
  • "separation of church and state"
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Charter Schools

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Elementary Teachers Mentoring At Risk Students

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Technology in schools

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  • (ipad* OR tablet* OR "individual response devices" OR clickers) AND (learning OR classroom OR teacher*)
  • "educational technology"
  • "computers in education"

Technology in Health Care

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  • ("da Vinci" OR "Radius surgical" OR "robotic surgery")
  • nanotechnology
  • laparoscopy
  • reproductive technology

Violence & television or video games

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  • "video games" AND violence
  • television AND violence AND child*
  • ("video games" OR television) AND violence

Public school punishment methods

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  • "school discipline"
  • "positive behavior"
  • "high school students"
  • "high schools"
  • "educational reform"
  • "corporal punishment"

Muslim women, crimes against

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  • "Muslim women"
  • "Muslim women" AND acid
  • "Muslim women" AND "crimes against"

Adults returning to college

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  • "non-traditional students"
  • "adult students"
  • "adult learners"
  • "adult education"
  • "college students"
  • college OR university OR "community college"
  • "teaching methods"
  • "stress psychological"
  • "time management"

Benefits of being bilingual

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  • bilingualism
  • "bilingual education"
  • bilingual
  • assimilation

Combat correspondents

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  • "combat correspondent" OR "combat correspondents"
  • (journalism OR journalists) AND war
  • "war correspondent" OR "war correspondents"

Westboro Baptist Church - Hate speech

Try using a combination of the following terms: ("freedom of Speech"  OR "1st Amendment") "hate speech"

Legalization of Marijuana

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Sexual abuse / Child sexual abuse

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Charlottesville, VA

Some keywords:

  • "domestic terrorism"
  • "violent extremism"
  • "Countering Violent Extremism"
  • "civil liberties"
  • "right to assembly" OR "freedom of assembly" OR "right to protest"
  • "hate speech"
  • "hate crimes"

 

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Gender discrimination / Income inequity

Potential keywords

  • "Title IX"
  • "women's rights"
  • "income inequity"
  • "equal pay for women"
  • "pay inequity"
  • "pay equity"
  • "pay inequality"
  • "income inequality"
  • "equal pay"
  • "social inequality"
  • "gender pay gap"
  • "sex discrimination in employment"
  • sexism
  • "sexual harassment"
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Insecticides

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Communication Ethics

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Body Image

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Obesity / Fast food

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Opioids & drug abuse

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Sleep & Sleep deprivation

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Sexual assault / Rape

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Parenting Styles

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Street art & graffiti

Dying with Dignity / Assisted Suicide

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Serial Killers

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Food safety & regulation

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  • "food safety"
  • "Food and Drug Administration" OR FDA
  • "food processing"
  • "foodborne illnesses"
  • "food contamination" OR "food contaminants"
  • "Centers for Disease Control" OR CDC

Also search specific bacteria or environmental contaminants, such as:

  • "e-coli" OR "escherichia coli"
  • salmonella
  • herbicides
  • insecticides

 Also search specific food items, such as:

  • "raw milk"
  • honey

Smoking

Use a combination of terms to create your search string:

    • smoking
    • "second hand smoke"
    • tobacco
    • "physiological effects"
    • "adverse effects"

    Animal testing / animal experimentation

    Use a combination of terms to create your search string:

    • "animal experimentation"
    • "animal welfare"
    • "animal rights"
    • "moral and ethical aspects"

    Animal abuse

    Use a combination of terms to create your search string:

    • "wild animals as pets"
    • "moral and ethical aspects"
    • "animal rights"
    • "animal welfare"
    • "exotic animals"
    • "nontraditional pets - laws"
    • "pet trade"
    • "pet owners - licensing"
    • "captive wild animals"

    Regulation & taxation of corporations

    Use a combination of terms to create your search string:

    • "government regulation"
    • "government policy"
    • regulation AND licensing
    • industrial laws and legislation
    • taxation

    Search also individual industries, such as:

    • "electronic industries"
    • "dairy industry"
    • "petrochemical manuafacturing"
    • "petroleum products"

    Exotic animals as pets

    Use a combination of terms to create your search string:

    • "wild animals as pets"
    • "exotic animals"
    • "nontraditional pets - laws"
    • "pet trade"
    • "pet owners - licensing"
    • "captive wild animals"

    Wiccan discrimination

    Use a combination of terms to create your search string:

    • Wicca* AND discrimination
    • "freedom of religion"

    Do prisons succeed in rehabilitating prisoners?

    See also Criminal Justice library research guide at http://esearch.sc4.edu/cj.

    Keywords:

    • (recidivism OR rehabilitated OR rehabilitation) AND prison*
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    Racial profiling and the U.S. Constitution

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    Excessive force / Rodney King

    Try a combination of the following keywords:

    • "use of force"
    • "police brutality"
    • "police misconduct"
    • "Rodney King"
    • "excessive force"
    • "deadly force"
    • "officer involved shooting"
    • "body cameras" OR "body cams"
    • cameras AND "law enforcement"

     

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    Home schooling

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