Research Question: Should the government limit the sale of sugary drinks?
This topic will explore the different arguments for and against government regulation of the sale of sugary drinks. You will explore the different standpoints of scientists, politicians, and the general public.
Step 1: Locate and read two background articles
Access the following CQ Researcher article by following the path provided:
- UA Library Homepage> Search & Find > Articles & Databases
- Find Databases by TITLE > C
- Scroll down the page and click the link CQ Researcher Plus Archive
- Browse Reports > by Issue Tracker > Sugar Industry > “Sugar Controversies” (Nov. 30, 2012)
- Read the article.
Access and read the following article provided by the USDA"Profiling Food Consumption in America"
Step 2: Analyze Articles:
Print the Article Analysis form. You will complete this as you read the following articles:
Access Academic Search Complete:
Go to the UA Library homepage at www.library.arizona.edu Click Search & Find > Articles & Databases > Academic Search Complete
- In the keyword search box type in "regulation of sugar-sweetened beverages" and click Search.
- Find the record for the article titled "Regulation Of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages." New England Journal Of Medicine 367.15 (2012): 1464-1466.
- Click the link Get Full Text or Document Delivery to read the full article
- In Academic Search Complete, click Clear to begin a new search.
- In the keyword search box type in "public health: the toxic truth about sugar" and click Search.
- Find the record for the article titled "Public Health: The Toxic Truth About Sugar." Nature 482.7383 (2012): 27-29.
- Click PDF Full Text to read the full article.
Step 3: Select and evaluate websites
These tutorials will help you identify a set of criteria for assessing a web source’s credibility.
Step 4: Search for more articles
- Complete Searching JSTOR (tutorial) then go to JSTOR to locate scholarly journal articles related to your topic.
- Complete Searching LexisNexis Academic (tutorial) then go to LexisNexis to locate local, national, and international newspaper articles on your topic.
Step 5: Use specialized databases and locate articles when you have a citation
- Select a subject specific database to locate additional resources
- Use Finding an Article When You Have a Citation (tutorial) to help you locate the articles cited within other articles you find
Step 6: Cite your sources
Last modified: September 30, 2014