|Guide to the Library||Using Databases||Citation Guide|
To get started, you must select a topic that fits your assignment. Sometimes a professor gives you a topic or even a list of topics to choose from, but this is not always the case. At the LSC-Montgomery College Library, books on paper topics can be found in the Ready Reference Section of the library, located behind the Reference Desk. A librarian will be happy to help you select such a book.
|100 Research Topic Guides for Students||Reference Desk|
|10,000 Ideas for Term Papers, Projects, and Reports||REF LB 1047.3 .L35|
|99 Jumpstarts to Research: Topic Guides for Finding Information on Current Issues||REF ZA3050 .W47 2001|
The Library’s online catalog and research databases are the perfect places to find your information. Libraries are filled with materials that can help you write about a current or controversial issue.
Lone Star College System provides its students, staff and faculty with an incredible variety of licensed databases containing magazine, journal, newspaper articles and electronic books. The databases listed below have been chosen as some of the best for Current and Controversial Issues topics. For a list of suggested databases: http://www.lonestar.edu/library/14629.htm
To reach the complete list of LSCS library databases organized by subject, go to http://www.lonestar.edu/library/article-databases.htm
Series of books designed especially for Current and Controversial Issues are available in the Reference Section of the LSC - Montgomery College Library. Each of these series addresses a variety of issues.
|Title||Description||Call Number Range|
|Opposing Viewpoints Series||Series is located in its own section of the Reference Collection. The series is clearly visible with yellow labels on each book of the series.||REF BD 431 - REF Z 657|
|Contemporary World Issues Series||Series is located in its own section of the Reference Collection. It is clearly visible with light blue labels on each book of the series.||REF BL 65 - REF Z 658|
|Library in a Book Series||Series is located in its own section of the Reference Collection and is marked by bright pink labels.||REF BL 238 - REF ZA 3225|
|Information Plus||Each volume in the Information Plus series explores a current issue in depth. Good for statistics and for breaking your topic into manageable divisions.||REF HN59 .I5 A2|
To search the Library Catalog for resources about your topic, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select Library Catalog. Enter a term related to your topic into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Collection: Circulating Books" from the Collections/Media menu.
To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.
|Email: firstname.lastname@example.org||Phone: 936 273 7390|