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What Moves You? A Resource Guide to Popular Social Movements

Resources related to the #blacklivesmatter, #marchforourlives, #marchforscience, #metoo, #timesup, and #nobannowall social movements.

 

So... how does the library fit in?

Libraries are places of empowerment. Not only do libraries provide access to a wealth of information about all aspects of controversial issues, but librarians can also help you locate, evaluate, and effectively use that information.

The boxes below will help you navigate some of the thornier aspects of research as well as provide helpful hints for finding sources on your controversial topic. Have Questions? Need Answers? Be sure to contact your librarian for help. 

Watch Out For Confirmation Bias (it's everywhere)

 If you are like most people, you probably like to believe that your beliefs are the result of years of experience and objective analysis of the information you have available. The reality is that all of us are susceptible to a tricky problem known as a confirmation bias. While we like to imagine that our beliefs are rational, logical, and objective, the fact is that our ideas are often based on paying attention to the information that upholds our ideas and ignoring the information that challenges our existing beliefs.

-Kendra Cherry, MA

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DO THE RESEARCH!

For research tips on how to locate additional information regarding these issues, including those that offer dissenting opinions, visit the links below.

Asa H. Gordon Library

Savannah State University 2200 Tompkins Rd Savannah, GA 31404 Phone: (912) 358-4324 Reference Text Line: (912) 226-2479