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Look up current events
For your research or current-event assignments, use these newspaper resources from HCC Libraries.
Tampa Bay Times (NewsBank) This link opens in a new windowAccess the daily edition of the Tampa Bay Times in digital image, text only, blogs, and Web only articles. Funding source: Statewide allocation
The Tampa Bay Times comes out in print on Sunday and Wednesday only. You can find hard copies in the Library.
America's News (Newsbank) This link opens in a new windowThis database has many newspapers and news sources from the U.S.
• USE: Search for a keyword, name, event, etc. in the main search bar. Or scroll down on
the homepage and browse a topic. You can also choose “Hot Topics” on the right side
of the page under Quick Links to browse current events.
• TIPS: The A-Z Source List at the very top of the site has a comprehensive list of all
newspapers and sources.
Explore the big, wide world
Discover 175 countries in this one-stop library database of national and cultural information.
Click the link below and select your country.
Use the navigation menu to delve into such topics as Culture and Society, History, Life Stages, and much more. Find statistics under Social Indicators.
Go to the movies in Dr. B's favorite video libraries
Search your topics in these library databases of cinematic films and documentary videos.
Docuseek This link opens in a new windowDocuseek streams independent, social-issue and environmental films to colleges and universities. Funding Source: HCC
Films on Demand (Infobase Publishing) This link opens in a new windowStreaming video covering a wide range of subjects across the spectrum of college and university curricula. These videos include public performance rights that allow them to be used in the educational setting.
Funding source: Statewide allocation
Swank Digital Campus This link opens in a new windowSwank Digital Campus is a streaming platform for popular film, documentaries, and television shows. Faculty may make requests for additions to the collection. Funding source: HCC
Get writing help
HCC Academic Success Centers (ASC) tutors can help you with your writing in-person or online. If you find you are missing the same things in your discussion posts each week, a writing tutor may be able to help you fix the problem.
Whether you seek help from tutors (recommended) or go it alone, the following resources will help you be a better writer:
We have all heard of plagiarism, but many students do not know what it really is. Thus, they can find themselves in trouble and accused of plagiarism without meaning to do so.
Plagiarism is not allowed in this course. Even if you copy and paste from a website this is plagiarism, unless you properly cite the materials. Some person still wrote the material and often that material is copyright-protected. For the kind of sources that you need to do most sociological research, you will need to cite your website article or journal article.
The following links will help you properly summarize, paraphrase, and cite your sources: