You and your group will be a proponency or an opponency for the following topics.

1. Large corporations are the main cause of environmental decay.

2. Large corporations are monopolostic and responsible for small companies going out of business.

3. Large corporations should stop outsourcing abroad.

4. Large corporations should pay more taxes.

All topics can benefit from sources on the following databases:

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

SIRS

Explora by EBSCO

Student Resources in Context

Additionally, if you are on campus where you have free, unlimited access, I highly recommend using The New York Times, which has helpful commentary on these issues. Use the search box on the top of the page to help you.


Research Suggestions Per Topic

1. Those examining business's relationship to environmental decay may want to consider the following:

Useful keywords to use alone or in combination for advanced searches in our databases: business greening, sustainable business, eco-capitalism, green capitalism, greenwashing

One site you may find helpful: The New York Times topic page on Sustainable Business. (Only freely accessible while logged on to SI wifi on campus.)

2. Those examining the relationships between large and small businesses may want to consider the following:

Useful keywords to use alone or in combination for advanced searches in our databases: Walmart, mom and pop, big small business, monopoly, tax, corporate lobby

One site you may find helpful: Opposing Viewpoints in Context topic page on Monopolies.

3. Those examining the issue of outsourcing by large corporations may want to consider the following:

Useful keywords to use alone or in combination for advanced searches in our databases: outsourcing, offshoring, India, China, Philippines, globalization, insourcing

One site you may find helpful: Opposing Viewpoints in Context topic page on Outsourcing.

4. Those examining the tax rate for large businesses may want to consider the following:

Useful keywords to use alone or in combination for advanced searches in our databases: corporate tax, company tax, Tax Reform Act of 1986, tax haven, big business lobby, corporate lobby 

One site you may find helpful: The New York Times topic page on Corporate Taxes. (Only freely accessible while logged on to SI wifi on campus.)


Please remember to cite your sources in MLA format, preferably MLA 8th edition.
And, if you have questions about anything research or citation related, please come see me, Ms. Wenger, in the library. I'll happily help you!

 

AMDG
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