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DISC 2306: Prof. Rosendale: Overview

This guide contains resources I think will best help you all write your comparative research papers on each of your conflicts of choice


Welcome! This guide will be your home base as you research and write your papers on your conflict of choice! Here, you will find some databases that will be useful to your topics as well as information on proper citation.

If you have any questions at all, just send me an email at and/or set up a consultation (click the button under my picture)! I am happy to help! If you can't come during one of my available times, just email me and we will work something out.

If there's not a consultation time that works for you, you can also set up an appointment to meet with our User Experience Librarian, Jonathan McMichael by going to: He knows all about your assignment and is happy to help!


Happy researching! May the odds be ever in your favor :)

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

If you come across any source that you cannot access through SMU, Inter-Library Loan is always an option! If you fill out a request, the library can get whole books mailed here for you to check out (takes up to 1-2 weeks), or can provide copied or scanned versions of journal articles and other shorter sources (usually takes a couple days). The link to the form is below:

Prof. Rosendale's Source Guidelines

10 (or more) sources

2X secondary peer-reviewed/scholarly sources found in SMU's databases [Journals, NOT newspapers/magazines]

1X primary source [Ex) photograph, letter, newspaper clipping, radio spot, interview, artwork]

2X print, non-internet sources from the SMU library [books, maps, hard-copies of documents etc.]

3X course readings [from this class or 2305]

1X source that is less than three years old, and not specifically scholarly [Ex) a blog, newspaper op-ed, song, film, TV show, etc.]  

Other sources: may be publications from organizations, newspaper articles, educational videos, or more scholarly sources.

Make sure any web sources pass the credibility test outlined on p. 79 of The Curious Researcher (Canvas document, “Research Evaluation”)!

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