Mapping the controversy includes a survey of opinions and ideas about the topic. Use the resources below to help you get started.
Thinking Through Relevant Resources
Google your topic first to learn what is being said about your topic/issue and make note of new vocabulary words to help you search for more background information about your topic.
Search newspapers, such as the student newspaper, find other local newspapers to see if you can find any relevant articles.
Search for your topic in Clemson University publications. Sometimes searching the website can provide helpful blog posts or announcements.
Your topic/issue may be something that is present in other locations and institutions, so you can search in the library databases to see if there are any publications that discuss your topic with social or cultural narratives on a larger scale.
The Tiger (1907-2015)
Use the search box on the top left side to search for a particular word. It may take a minute for the results to load.
The Tiger (2005-Current)
Current issues online & searchable since 2005. When you go to "Print Archive," use the search box on the top left side to search for a particular word. It may take a minute for the results to load.
US Major Dailies
Full-text articles from Los Angeles Times, New York Times, New York Times Book Review, New York Times Magazine, Wall Street Journal (eastern edition), Washington Post, and Chicago Tribune; dates vary by newspaper.
Academic Search Complete Database (General Database)
As a general database, has newspaper articles, magazine articles, journal articles and more on various subjects. Select "Choose Databases" at the top of the search boxes to select additional databases to search.
Database of scholarly journal articles, with particularly strong collections in the humanities and social sciences.
Issues and Controversies
Browse by topic or search for an area of interest. To see the in-depth pro/con write ups, limit your search results to "articles.".