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Answered By: Iris Carroll
Last Updated: Jun 29, 2016     Views: 1876

I think you could use some good overview articles about your topic. I recommend starting with two databases of articles about social issues.


Go to the Library & Learning Center homepage.

Click Articles & Databases

In the Find Databases by Subject box pull down the menu and select "Background Information," then click CQ Researcher.

Enter the term cosmetic surgery and press enter.

The first article, “Cosmetic Surgery,” was written in 2005 but has lots of good information. Towards the end of the article is a CONTACTS section that lists some credible national organizations that can give you information about the topic; they may be good resources for you and they will no doubt have more current information (maybe a law has changed or statistics have changed, etc.).


Now look in another database by choosing Facts on File Databases.

Choose Issues and Controversies.

Enter the term cosmetic surgery and press enter.

There are a few newer articles here that may help under the Featured Articles tab. Also look at the Breaking News tab; there are some very current articles there. The By the Numbers tab has some statistics and the Reference Shelf tab has some encyclopedia articles.


Now we’ll get some encyclopedia articles.

Choose Gale Virtual Reference Library (from the Background Information box).

Enter the term cosmetic surgery and press enter.

You’ll see articles about your topic in a wide variety of subject-specific encyclopedias. Perhaps some of them interest you.


And if you have time for some good books (both in print and online), go back to the Library & Learning Center homepage and enter surgery, plastic, into the WorldCat-Find Books & More search box. You may narrow your search results in the Library category to Modesto Junior College, and narrow your format to Books. You will find both print and eBooks in the results.

If you need additional information, don't hesitate to contact us.

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