1.) Using the library website, find the CQ Researcher database and look at the “Hot Topics” in CQ researcher. Pick a topic of interest and skim the report. Who is the author? What are their credentials? Click on "Cite Now" and take note of how the citations look different in MLA vs. APA vs. other styles. Does the article give a sense of history? Does it look at both sides of the debate? Now look at the footnotes/bibliography. What kinds of sources does CQ researcher use in their research?
2.) Go to lib.utah.edu and click on “Research Databases”. Now search “Browse Databases by Subject” and drop-down to your major or a subject you are interested in. Scan the list of databases to see what kinds of databases are available for your discipline. Do any of them surprise you or sound interesting?