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Guns on College Campuses:

Should people including students be allowed to carry guns on college campuses?

This topic will explore the different arguments for and against the gun policies in the United States and on college campuses. You will be required to read and analyze many different types of information sources including articles found in popular websites and scholarly sources.

 Step 1: Locate and read two background articles 

Find the following encyclopedia article by following the path provided:

Polsby, Daniel D. "Guns, Regulation of." Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice. Ed. Joshua Dressler. 2nd ed. Vol. 2. New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2002. 762-766. Gale Virtual Reference Library.
 

  • UA Library Homepage> Search & Find > Articles & Databases
  • Under Find Databases by TITLE, select G > Gale Virtual Reference Library
  • In the search box next to Keyword, type "gun control" and then click Search
  • On the search results page, click on the title " Guns, Regulation of " from the Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice.
  • Read the article.

Access the following CQ Researcher article by following the path provided:

"Gun Rights Debates"

  • UA Library Homepage> Search & Find > Articles & Databases
  • Search & Find > Articles & Databases 
  • Find Databases by TITLE > C
  • Scroll down the page and click the link CQ Researcher Plus Archive
  • In the search box, type "gun rights" and then click Search.
  • Click on the title: " Gun Rights Debates" (Updated July 22, 2010)
  • Read the article.

Step 2: Access Articles from Academic Search Complete

To access Academic Search Complete, go to the UA Library homepage at www.library.arizona.edu Click Search & Find > Articles & Databases > Academic Search Complete 

Article 1

  • In the keyword search box type in "how many more guns" and click Search.
  • Find the record for the article titled "How Many More Guns?: Estimating the Effect of Allowing Licensed Concealed Handguns on a College Campus" by Jeffrey A. Bouffard, et al.
  • Click the link Linked Full Text to read the full article.

Article 2

  • In Academic Search Complete, click Clear to begin a new search.
  • In the keyword search box type in "When College Students Pack Heat" and click Search.
  • Find the record for the article titled "When College Students Pack Heat, the Danger Grows."
  • Click the link HTML Full Text to read the full article. 

Complete the Article Analysis form

Step 3: Select and evaluate websites

Use this tutorial to evaluate two websites on Gun Control 

Step 4: Search for more articles

Step 5: Use specialized databases and locate articles when you have a citation

Step 6: Cite your sources

Citation Guide

Last modified: January 8, 2014