Voting Rights Case

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Appendix B

Using the University Library

Suppose you are researching the advantages and disadvantages of affirmative action in the workplace.

1. Write some key words or phrases that would help you search the library. Click in the gray boxes to begin typing.

  Enter the library, and choose “major articles databases.” Select one of the three databases.

2. In the search field, type some of your key words or a phrase. Try using different combinations of key words to get different results. How might having many options for key words and phrases help you search for articles?

3. Use a different database and search for Affirmative Action. How many articles did your search produce? Do the first few results seem to pertain to the topic?

4. Now search for Affirmative NOT Action (Use capital letters for the word NOT). What do you notice? How does adding the word NOT change the results?

5. Now search for Affirmative OR Action (Use capital letters for the word OR). What do you notice? How does adding the word OR change the results? What is the difference between OR and NOT?

6. Now search for the phrase “making ethical decisions” (Use quotation marks around the phrase). Look at the bold words found in the search results. Complete the search again without using quotation marks. How do the search results differ?

With the quotation marks it gives 119 documents on ethics in politics
The other way it talks about ethics in everyday life such as abortion or stem cell research

All I can say is wow, using or adds a new perspective and gives a broader range of topics.
Adding not is like doing no action at all

There   are more documents for this although I didn’t really notice any other changes

No they really don’t talk about affirmative action

It gives a whole new view to everything you want find out. I was very impressed by this.