Ethical Issues Debate

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Virtual Reference Library (Gale) GVRL

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Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

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  1. A summary of the work.
  2. An assessment or evaluative statements of the work.
  3. A reflection on how the source may possibly be used with the project.
  4. A combination of the 3 above

In this sample from the Purdue Online Writing Lab an example is given using all three. Each paragraph, respectively, is dedicated to summary, assessment, and reflection


Ethics Debate - Print Sources

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Try these call numbers in Reference and Non-Fiction (circulating) to get started. Use the online catalog to find specific books. (Remember: REF in front of the call number means the book is in the Reference section.)

REF 103 Philosophy - encyclopedia

REF 174.2 Bioethics – encyclopedia

REF 306 Social Issues - encyclopedia

REF 342.02 US Constitution and Amendments

REF 503 Science, Technology and Ethics

174.28 Prenatal genetic testing/selecting traits

179.3-179.4 Animal rights/Animal testing

179.7 Assisted suicide

325.73 Immigration

331.13 Affirmative action

339.2 Taxing the Wealthy (also try “progressive tax” search)

345.02 Sex offenders

363.46 Abortion

364.66 Capital punishment

364.67 Torture of terrorist prisoners (also try “prisoner abuse” search)