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Injustice;      Abuse of power;      Student rights

Inequity/ inequality;      Human rights;      Abuse of labor laws

Control of one’s time;      Increases in price;      The environment

Intro


  1. UNDERSTAND YOUR TOPIC
  2. DETERMINE YOUR PRIOR KNOWLEDGE & WHAT YOU WANT TO KNOW
  3. DO A QUICK BACKGROUND SEARCH
  4. DETERMINE KEYWORDS
  5. PLAN SEARCH STRATEGY (TOOLS & QUERIES)
  6. SEARCH, TAKE NOTES AND EVALUATE
  7. KEEP TRACK OF YOUR SOURCES
     

EXAMPLE
 THOUGHT PROCESS

  • DON'T FORGET TO USE FILTERS
    . Restrict by time (in "Tools")
    . Videos and images

     
  • CHECK THE NEWS SECTION
    Check your topic in the News section to get most updated information, if any.


This search eventually leads me to several questions:
Is Paris doing enough?
Will banning cars 1 day in downtown Paris be enough to lower air pollution levels? 
Are there any other laws or restrictions to help improve air quality? 
What are other large urban centers do to combat air pollution, e.g., in Mexico City, Shanghai, Los Angeles, London…?
Are there any lobby groups?
Any petition to gain support from citizens?
What are the claims from the Gilets Jaunes? 

 

** If you have not already, it's time to take a stance. In my case, I have several options and I can support any of the following: 
. Add more electric options in Paris and support the banning diesel and gasoline cars from Paris altogether.
. A tax on fuel 
. The development of hydrogen cars
. Improving public transportation systems and lowering the fees
. Create an online petition to gather support
. Etc.

 

 

 

Resources

WHEN SEARCHING

  • Look for Associations, organizations and government agencies that can provide information: 
    Amnesty International (human rights)
    Reporters Without Borders (journalism)
    Human Rights - List of organizations 


  • Rely on well-known news sources such as The BBC, PBS, NPR, The New York Times
     
  • Use timelines, events, names of people, the terminology used by experts to search.
     
  • You can use databases for background or historical information. Depending on your topic, databases may not be your main resources.

 

KEEP TRACK OF  YOUR SOURCES AND DON'T FORGET TO CITE