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Academic Information Literacy Products At A Glance: Get The Chart
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Infobase Election Central Academic Trial
World News Digest
World News Digest’s 2020 Elections Guide is your vital, one-stop source for complete campaign coverage, synthesizing in one place everything students and researchers need to know, through:
World News Digest’s in-depth analysis of all candidates and their positions, the national political conventions and party platforms, and all the debates and issues is perfect for assignments geared to the 2020 election and beyond. You’ll also get valuable coverage and material on every presidential election since Franklin D. Roosevelt won a third term in 1940, from campaign roundups to breaking news stories. World News Digest clearly frames events for research and is the place to start any reference project.
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Issues & Controversies
Issues & Controversies’ timely, balanced, and unbiased articles on today’s hot topics help students and researchers understand, analyze, and debate current campaign issues and the pros and cons of each side. This resource is ideal for persuasive writing assignments, mock debates related to the election, strengthening critical-thinking skills, and much more. Plus, the Presidency and Presidential Races section offers comprehensive articles on the 2020 election and every presidential campaign since 1996—including articles about the candidates’ views on campaign issues, party platforms, excerpts from convention speeches, and much more.
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This award-winning database includes rich historical content ideal for election-related studies and lesson plans. In the U.S. Government Topic Center, research past elections, parties, key figures, and important terms through essays, primary source documents, images, videos, charts, and maps that put the 2020 election into perspective.
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Polling the Nations
Polling the Nations—the critically acclaimed online database of public opinion polls containing the full text of more than 700,000 questions and responses from more than 18,000 surveys and 1,700 polling organizations—adds real-life, up-to-date information on a wide range of topics, including the U.S. government and elections. Clear and unbiased, Polling the Nations’ polls are excellent primary sources that encourage and facilitate critical thinking and learning and can be used in pro/con discussions, debates, presentations, and papers to support research and assignments on the 2020 election and more.
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Films On Demand
This multidisciplinary video subscription provides unlimited access to thousands of videos for ALL departments, including ones that help explain and add context to the election, government, and politics. In addition, it contains a wealth of titles on information and digital literacy, critical-thinking skills, and more:
Broaden your library’s instructional reach with standards-aligned multimedia content that can be used in courses, one-shot sessions, and at the point of need. Information Literacy – Core uses innovative technology and proven pedagogy to build essential information literacy and critical-thinking skills that will help students thrive in their academic careers and beyond.
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Information Literacy – Core TRIAL
NOTE: This trial will allow you to view the outline of the Information Literacy – Core content and preview any of the videos, tutorials, and assessments.
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Credo Reference: Academic Core enhances the research experience through authoritative, vetted reference content and a one-stop exploratory search platform that drives usage of all of your library resources. The user-friendly interface is ideal for students starting their research or learning about the research process, with features like Mind Map, Research Quick Tips videos, and more.
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Credo Reference: Academic Core Trial
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Accessible, actionable, self-directed information / digital literacy courses, including:
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