Minimum Wage vs. Living Wage in Arizona
Research Question: Should Arizona adopt a living wage policy?
This topic will explore the different arguments for and against adopting a living wage policy for Arizona workers. 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:
Jones, Katherine M. "Minimum-Wage Legislation." Dictionary of American History. Ed. Stanley I. Kutler. 3rd ed. Vol. 5. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2003. 394-396. 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 “minimum wage” and then click Search
- On the search results page, select the title “Minimum Wage Legislation” from the Dictionary of American History.
- Read the article.
Access the following CQ Researcher article by following the path provided:
Tanner, Jane. "Living-Wage Movement." CQ Researcher 27 Sept. 2002: 769-92.
- UA Library Homepage> Search & Find > Articles & Databases> Under Find Databases by TITLE, select C
- Scroll down the page and click the link, CQ Researcher Plus Archive.
- In the search box, type "living wage" and then click Search.
- Click on the title: "Living Wage Movement" (09/2002)
- Read the article.
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, copy & paste this article title: “Morality of the Minimum” and click Search.
- Select the link PDF Full Text to read the full article.
- In Academic Search Complete, click Clear to begin a new search.
- In the keyword search box, copy & paste this article title: "Minimum wage could rise this year” and click Search.
- Select the link HTML 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: January 8, 2014