Research Guide for ENT 481

The "Wicked Problem"

To begin solving your team's wicked problem, you'll need the best information. Your professor and librarian have created this research guide to point you toward some great sources, but these aren't the only places to look! Remember to think creatively and evaluate your sources.

Start here!

These library databases are a good starting point for research in any subject area.

  • Credo Reference | Hundreds of reference e-books on a broad range of topics. Includes encyclopedias, dictionaries, and subject-specific titles. Try the mind map tool to visualize related concepts.
  • EBSCO Databases | Find scholarly research, company and industry reports, magazines, newspapers, and much more. Select All databases for a broad search, or choose one or more specific databases from the list.
  • CQ Researcher | Reports on contemporary issues including coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy.
  • Opposing Viewpoints | Viewpoint articles explore the pros and cons of controversial and current issues, with supporting material from newspapers, journals, and multimedia sources.
  • Kanopy | A collection of thousands of streaming documentaries, indie films, and more.

General websites & publications

Looking for data and statistics? Right this way!

Always read the “about” section of websites and review the board/staff affiliations. All sources listed here are well-regarded; however, bear in mind that most professional associations and many nonprofit organizations, including many philanthropies, have been formed for specific purposes. The quality of your sources can strengthen or undermine your arguments, so know them well.



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