Resources for Research

These databases will help you find articles for your research paper. In order to access them you must log in at the top of the page.

click on the box that says Online Resources this will take you to the list of databases we subscribe to.

SIRS (Social Issues Researcher) and Gale Databases has excellent resources for your topics as well as Opposing Viewpoints   

Search Tips and Tricks

1. Use keyword or natural language search.

2. Use "and", "or", "not" to broaden or narrow your search

3. Use quotation marks to search for words in a particular order. 

Additional sites: - Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues

Controversial Issues links

IDEA: International Debate Education Association - Debate Resources & Debate Tools

Contacting your representatives: The U.S. Government's Official Web Portal

Our District | Congresswoman Kathy Hochul


Laws and Regulations – General Reference Resources:

Data and Statistics – General Reference Resources:


DISC: Data in the News

Databases A-Z - Alfred C. O'Connell Library  You need a login and password for these databases (if you have signed up for GCC classes, passwords and logins will be assigned to you)

The 5 W's of Cyberspace | Handout easy website evaluation

Plagiarism Tutorial Interactive Review of Plagiarism

VoiceThread - Group conversations around images, documents, and videos

Citation Tools

OSLIS MLA Secondary Citation Maker Another useful citation tool (best)

Citation Machine A web tool to help you make perfect citations!

Springfield Township High School Research Integrity Policy

Noodle Tools    Noodle tools is a free online citation maker with detailed instructions on citing all resources (very detailed)

Duke University Citation Guides Guide to "in-text citation"

GCC Alfred C. O'Connell Library citation guides APA, MLA and CHICAGO style sheets

Gale Databases

Gale resource portal.

SIRS Issues Researcher

Offera relevant, credible resources that tell the whole story on major issues and world conflicts of the day.

Opposing Viewpoints

Facts and arguments on current events topics and social issues.