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ENG 101 - English Composition 1

Finding Background Information

Find authoritative articles about gun control's history, laws, advocates, and opponents.

Credo Reference

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Finding Books in Bowman Library

Bowman Library Catalog - Search by keyword or subject headings such as those below to find books in the Bowman Library collection.

Finding Articles in Magazines, Newspapers, and Scholarly Journals

CQ Researcher - Detailed reports on gun control issues and legislation in the U.S.

EBSCOhost - Contains articles from a wide array of magazines, newspapers, and scholarly journals.

LexisNexis - Find news articles and press releases.

Recommended Public Sites

Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence - This site presents a list of California gun bills that were signed into law, along with a list of the bills that were vetoed by Governor Brown.

California Legislative Information - Enter "gun" in the Text Search or search by Senate Bill or Assembly Bill numbers to see the actual text of the both the bills that became California law and those that were vetoed.

Pew Research Center - A public website for statistics and reports. Enter "gun" in the search box to see reports about people's attitudes towards guns.

Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. - Search here for gun control bills passed, along with veto messages from the Governor.

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Page Last Updated: November 11 2013

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Evaluating Web Resources

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Citing Your Research

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers - LB2369 .G53 2009 (Located in Library Permanent Reserves)