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Information resources for students enrolled in:

READ 1300: Critical Reading of Academic Texts - Focus on Health Care Reform

These resources are intended to help you begin your research project for this class.



Faculty/Staff:
Holly Fairchild emailHolly.Fairchild@minneapolis.edu

Table of Contents:

Where can I find a good starting point for my research?

When using library databases from off-campus, you will need to log in with your student ID (Tech ID) with 'MCT' added as a prefix [Ex: MCT00012345] with your last name as your password.

Kaiser Health Reform - The Basics

A page of basic information from the Kaiser Family Foundation, a non-profit, private operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the U.S. The site includes animation, FAQs, a glossary of terms, and other links explaining the effects of the Affordable Care Act.

Issues & Controversies (FACTS.com)

Issues & Controversies @ FACTS.com contains the full backfile of Issues & Controversies On File, which has covered about 600 controversial topics in the news since its debut in September 1995. Chronologies, illustrations, maps, tables, sidebars, bibliographies and contact information augment the balanced coverage of current and historical events.

In particular, see the article, Health Care Reform

For video tutorials on how to use Issues & Controversies, click below:

Browsing Issues and Controversies Tutorial

Searching Issues and Controversies Tutorial

CQ Researcher

The perfect place to begin research on current topics. Includes complete summaries, insight into all sides of the issues, bibliographies and more. The basic CQ search screen includes a search of CQ Global Researcher.

In particular, see the article, Health-Care Reform, along with the updated material at the end of the article.

For video tutorials on how to use CQ Researcher, click below:

Browsing CQ Researcher Tutorial

Searching CQ Researcher Tutorial

Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Thompson Gale)

Use this source to access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles. Draws on the social issues series published by Greenhaven Press and core reference content from other Gale and Macmillan reference sources to provide a complete one-stop source for information on social issues.

In particular, see the pages with collected resources for Health Care Issues, and Health Insurance.

For a video tutorial on how to use Opposing Viewpoints in Context, click below:

Searching Opposing Viewpoints in Context Tutorial

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Where can I find books on my topic?

MCTC Library Catalog

Use the online catalog to search for books (and other resources such as DVDs, videos, & CDs). The catalog includes items physically located in the MCTC library, as well as online resources such as e-books.

Video tutorials:
All About Books

Basic Searching

Advanced Searching

Author Title Publisher Searching

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How can I find news (& other) articles?

The New York Times

You can find full text articles from the New York Times several ways. In addition to the two listed below, full text from the New York Times is also included in the Opposing Viewpoints in Context database described above.

New York Times (Website)

This is the public website for the New York Times. Anyone can access this site, and the publishers allow some limited access to free full text. You may want to use the "Times Topics" page on Health Care Reform (Background). Each topic page collects all the news, reference and archival information, photos, graphics, audio and video files published about the subject on NYTimes.com.

New York Times (ProQuest)

This is a subscription database, with full text articles dating from 1980 to the present. From off-campus, you will need to log in with your student ID (Tech ID) with 'MCT' added as a prefix [Ex: MCT00012345] with your last name as your password.

For more help in searching the full ProQuest newspaper database, see this video tutorial: Searching ProQuest.

Forbes

You can find full text articles from Forbes several ways, either directly from the public website, or through MCTC's subscription databases.

Forbes (Website)

This is the public website for Forbes magazine. Anyone can access this site, and the publishers allow some limited access to free full text.

Forbes (EBSCO MegaFILE)

The bi-weekly business news magazine. This link allows you to search for full text articles in the EBSCO MegaFILE database. Note: From off-campus, you will need to log in with your student ID (Tech ID) with 'MCT' added as a prefix [Ex: MCT00012345] with your last name as your password.

You can browse through issues by date (click on a listed year to see the issues from that year), or use the "Search within this publication" feature to search for a topic. Be sure to keep the code for this journal in the search box, just add the word "and" plus your topic. Example: JN "Forbes" and capitalism.

Wall Street Journal

You can find full text articles from the Wall Street Journal several ways, either directly from the public website, or through MCTC's subscription databases.

Wall Street Journal (Website)

This is the public website for the Wall Street Journal. Anyone can access this site, and the publishers allow some limited access to free full text.

Wall Street Journal (ProQuest)

This is a subscription database, with full text articles dating from 1984 to the present. From off-campus, you will need to log in with your student ID (Tech ID) with 'MCT' added as a prefix [Ex: MCT00012345] with your last name as your password.

For more help in searching the full ProQuest newspaper database, see this video tutorial: Searching ProQuest.

JAMA - The Journal of the American Medical Association

International peer-reviewed articles on general medicine topics.

Access to full content is through the MCTC library's subscription. From off-campus, you will need to log in with your student ID (Tech ID) with 'MCT' added as a prefix [Ex: MCT00012345] with your last name as your password.

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How can I Find More Resources?

The Health Care Law and You

A section of the HealthCare.gov website, from U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Includes key features of the law, timelines and more.

Affordable Care Act

From the Congressional Budget Office, producers of independent, nonpartisan, timely analysis of economic and budgetary issues to support the Congressional budget process, this page focuses on the Affordable Care Act.

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