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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

Article 1

  • 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.

Article 2

  • 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

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