Identify the Problem & Ask Questions
What are the benefits to teens of specific technologies?
In what ways are the technologies harmful?
Do the benefits outweigh the harm?
Opposing Viewpoints (Gale)
- Mobile Phones
- Online Education
- Onliine Social Networks
- Technology and Society
- Texting While Driving
SIRS Knowledge Source (ProQuest)
- Cell Phones in School
- Children's Online Protection
- Distracted Driving
- Internet Censorship
- Internet Gambling
- Mass Media
- Media Bias
- Online Social Networks
- Technology and Privacy
- Web 2.0
- Locate and search appropriate resources
- Vary search terms (don't use the same search terms over and over again)
- Think of synonyms
- Use Boolean searching
- Use "quotation marks" to search for exact phrases
- Be creative
Some search terms to try:
- cellphones - smartphones
- harmful - disadvantage, unhealthy, damaging
- benificial - advantage, helpful, valuable, useful
- "video games" - "computer games"
- teens - "young adults"
Usernames and passwords are available in the Library Media Center.
OR...join the Library Media Center Google Classroom (code available in the Library Media Center)
Opposing Viewpoints Subscription Database (Gale/Cengage)
ProQuest Subscription Databases
Free Online Resources
Take a moment to read the 'About Us' information.
- Who is providing the information?
- Where did the author find his/her facts, data, information?
- What is the purpose of the site?
- When was the site last updated?
- What is the possible bias?
BIBLIOGRAPHIES & CITATIONS
When you use someone else's words, work, thoughts, and/or ideas, you need to give the person credit. It doesn't matter whether you quote the person word-for-word or put it in your own words (paraphrase), you need to acknowledge where the words, work, thought, or idea originated. Otherwise, you are passing it off as your own.