This page includes helpful resources for completing projects and assignments in Dr. Mitchell's Contemporary Issues in Christian Ethics course.
Please contact a librarian or schedule a research coach appointment if you have questions about research and finding sources.
If you are having trouble thinking of a research topic or want to brainstorm topic ideas, try searching the Opposing Viewpoints Database.
Public Services Librarian
A: All reserve items are held at the circulation desk.
A: Ask for the item at the circulation desk. They will check it out to you and keep your student id until you return the item.
A: Reserve books cannot leave the library. You can use them for as long as needed in the library.
A: Some reference materials such as citation manuals are always on reserve. Professors request certain items to be on reserve for various classes.
A: Books can be checked out for up to 3 weeks (longer if the book is renewed). DVD's can be checked out for 2 days; CDs for 3 days; and books on audio for 2 weeks.
A: WeTALC is an organization of academic libraries in West Tennessee.
A: You can check out 3 books from a participating WeTALC school using your Union ID. Check-out time length is determined by the individual schools.
A: Bethel College, Christian Brothers University, Dyersburg State Community College, Freed-Hardeman University, Jackson State Community College, Lane College, LeMOyne-Owen College, Rhodes College, Southern College of Optometry, Southwest Tennessee Community College, University of Memphis, University of Memphis at Lambuth, University of Tennessee at Martin, Univeristy of Tennessee at Memphis, and University of Tennessee Health Science Center at Memphis.
A: Research coaches are a great free tool for research help. A research coach can answer any research questions (ex: how to find articles, which databases to use, citation questions, etc.)
A: Typically research coach sessions last between 15-30 minutes. They are tailored to help you with your questions, so they could be longer or shorter depending on the question(s).
A: We encourage students to utilize the writing center for questions about how to write a paper or help with revising/editing. The library can help with finding research and sources. We both can help with citation questions.
A: Research is a process. It can often be trial and error. After finding results based on your search terms, choose an article with a title that seems to best fit your topic then read the abstract/summary. If the abstract still relates to your topic, this may be an article you would like to use for your assignment. If you are having trouble finding articles or choosing the best articles contact a research coach.