Reserved Debate Books
Debate Reserved Materials Books selected by institute instructors for you. Available at the desk in the Askwith Media Library located in Shapiro - 2nd floor (Room 2002). Search the term "debate" to view the resources reserved for you. Give the person at the desk the call number and your MCard. You can have 2 books at a time for 2 hours.
Getting Other Books
If you find other books in our collections that you are interested in using, you will need to get them from the shelf and bring them to the Askwith Media Library (Reserves) to have them added to the Debate collection to be available for you to check out.
To find books you will need to search the MIRLYN Catalog, be sure to limit your results to the following locations: Shapiro Undergraduate Library or Hatcher Graduate Library. If you need help finding books in MIRLYN, check out this MIRLYN Tutorial.
To find books on the shelf, use the Call Number Location Guide.
Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its economic engagement toward Cuba, Mexico or Venezuela.
Welcome to the University of Michigan 2013 Summer Debate Institutes.
UM librarians have selected research databases specifically for this year's topic, many of which are not available at high school or public libraries. We encourage you to take advantage of them while you are here.
We also encourage you to ask for help if you need it. You can ask at the reference desk or use Ask a Librarian, the instant messaging reference.
During your library instruction session, you will be exploring issues related to US economic engagement with Cuba, Mexico, or Venezuela. You will be using iPoll to investigate public opinion about this issue.
iPoll: This statistics database contains polling data from nearly 400,000 questions asked on national public opinion surveys. It is searchable by keyword, polling organization, and date. It may not work with Internet Explorer on computers with Windows NT. It contains information from polls conducted from 1935-present and is published by the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research.
Issues and Controversies
The Issues and Controversies database focuses, every year, on the National High School Debate Topic. This year they have pulled together resources to provide a foundation on your topic: US Economic Engagement toward Cuba, Mexico or Venezuela.
In addition to the main topic, consider searching each of these countries individually. Each has numerous articles relating to US policy issues as they relate to these countries.
Office Address: 2178 Shapiro Library
Phone: (734) 764-7037