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Before reading scholarly publications, familiarize yourself with the topic by consulting Reference sources in our online databases.
Student Resource in Context
Find general information on capital punishment by performing a keyword search in this database. In your search results, consult "Reference" sources and any "Suggested Topics."
Global Issues in Context
Find general information on capital punishment from a global perspective. In your search results, consult "Reference" sources and any "Suggested Topics."
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Perform a keyword search to read general reference articles on capital punishment.
Once you have done some background reading on the topic, you may want to familiarize yourself with some arguments that are made in support or or in opposition to the use of capital punishment. Consider visiting the following databases and websites and reading viewpoints on the topic.
ProCon.org is a non-profit, educational reference site that has been lauded by the American Library Association as a reputable source. Browse issues related to capital punishment and read viewpoints on those issues.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Read viewpoint essays, articles, and primary sources that express clear opinions and arguments either in opposition to or in favor of capital punishment.
Consider what questions you are left with and what topics you would like to explore further. Once you have collected a list of keywords from your background reading, you can begin to consult sources that provide more in-depth investigation into your topic. (See "Books, Articles, & More" tab above.)
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MLA Formatting & Style Guide - Purdue University OWL
Find explanations and citation examples for MLA 8th edition in this excellent resource from Purdue University's Online Writing Lab.