Answered By: Dr. Wendy S. Wilmoth
Last Updated: Nov 01, 2018     Views: 7

You can find useful information on gun control in Galileo and Facts on File/Issues and Controversies. 

Galileo can be accessed from the library home page at libguides.gptc.edu . If you are off campus, you will have to enter a password, which changes each semester. The password can retrieved by a phone call to the library or an online chat with a librarian (just send a text message to 404-800-1811. On the webpage, in the find it section, click on the find articles tab. This will bring up the Galileo database. In the enter search terms box, enter the phrase “gun control.” Using quotation marks around the search terms will ensure that the topic is searched as a phrase rather than as individual words. Click on the magnifying glass to retrieve search results. Search results should be limited by using the refine results column on the left. Limiting the results to full text will provide the complete text of an article. The format of information can also be limited based on type of resource. Popular ways to limit results are to limit to magazines or academic journals to get articles rather than complete books. Each result will contain a brief summary of the article. Click on pdf full text to retrieve a printable copy of the article.

Facts on File contains a database called Issues and Controversies which presents pro and con arguments on a number of controversial topics. This can be accessed from the library webpage by clicking the Facts on File tab within the find it section of the webpage. Then click on Issues and Controversies.  Click on all issues A-Z then the letter G. Choosing gun control from this list will display a number of pro and con articles on the gun control issue.

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