We are experiencing issues with some Internet Explorer browsers not displaying updates/changes made to the library research guides.
Use Firefox or other non-IE browser (Chrome, Safari, etc) to ensure you are seeing the latest, most up-to-date versions of the library research guides.
Please contact an LPC Librarian if you have any questions or concerns.
Browse these science-related webpages for ideas:
Read the articles in encyclopedias to get background information, overviews, and summaries on a topic. Scan the index and topic outlines for keywords to use later when searching other resources.
Examples of print general encyclopedias:
Examples of print subject-specific encyclopedias:
Celebrating Women in American History
Social Issues in America
Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues
These research databases, also accessible off-campus, cover hot-button issues.
Opposing Viewpoints Features current controversial issues in pro/con viewpoint articles, topic overviews, links to Websites, and magazine and newspaper articles. Includes statistics and primary documents.
Business and Economics; Energy and Environmentalism; Health and Medicine; Law and Politics; Science, Technology and Ethics; Society and Culture; War and Diplomacy
CQ Researcher Features nonpartisan reporting and analysis of current controversial social, economic, political, and environmental issues. Each report includes an overview, background, chronology, current situation, outlook, and bibliography.
If you need research assistance, please contact an LPC librarian.
Reference Desk phone:
Library Hours - Fall 2017:
(August 16 - December 19)
|Mon-Thurs:||8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
|Fri:||8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.|
*See library website for holiday closures: http://www.laspositascollege.edu/library/