Youth and Adolescence
Step 1: Locate and read two background articles
Find the following encyclopedia article by following the path provided:
“Adolescence." International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences. Ed. David L. Sills. Vol. 16. New York: Macmillan, 1968. 477-484. 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 “adolescence” and then click Search
- On the search results page, click on the first title “Adolescence” from the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences.
- Read the article
Access one of the following two resources to search for information on cultural constructs related to youth:
- CQ Researcher
Use to explore current and controversial topics and get in-depth, high-quality articles. Use this activity to
- Times Topics
Use to find New York Times coverage by topic. Each one, from Facebook to Education. Includes breaking news, archival content, and tons of multimedia.
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 “Does the Adolescent Brain Make Risk Taking Inevitable” and click Search.
- Click the link LinkedFull 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: " Neuromaturation and Adolescent Risk Taking” and click Search.
- Click the link Linked 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.
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