Answered By: Berkeley College Library Last Updated: Dec 06, 2017 Views: 61
Information on ethics can be found in the following databases:
For introductory/encyclopedia articles and pros & cons discussions:
For scholarly and non-scholarly articles:
For e-books & print books:
You can find introductory information on many ethical issues and other controversial topics using the Opposing Viewpoints database. For example, a search for "assisted suicide" will provide an overview of the topic and links to various viewpoints, scholarly articles from academic journals, statistics, newspaper articles, and external websites.
A search using just the term "ethics" will retrieve a large number of results. Once you pick a topic for your research paper, you should use that to search for articles. To narrow down the search results, try a more specific search term or multiple search terms. Some examples could include:
- "assisted suicide"
- ethics AND "assisted suicide"
- ethics AND euthanasia
- ethics AND "doctor-assisted suicide"
- "physician-assisted suicide"
To find information on specific cases involving ethics, try different keywords and keywords combinations such as ethics AND "case study"; "assisted suicide" AND "case study"; "euthanasia" AND "case study"; ethics AND "doctor-assisted suicide" AND "case study". Or search for the name of a specific case you heard about or read about in class.
For how to find the library's databases, please see the video below.