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English 101 (College Writing) Research Guide: Keyes Problem Solution Essay

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Toxic Masculinity

Tip: "toxic masculinity" is a new term, so you might want to also try some of these others:

  • Masculinity
  • Masculine norms
  • Misogyny
  • Fatherhood

Tip: Consider adding a second search term if you want to narrow your focus. For example, masculinity and military, or men and emotions.

Concussions in Football

Tip: If you're looking at non-professional football (K-12, college), you might also try ProQuest Education Journals (below).

  • Concussions and football
  • Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (sometimes abbreviated CTE)
  • Traumatic brain injury (sometimes abbreviated TBI)

Tip: Add another search term to focus. For example:

  • High school
  • Youth
  • National Football League (or NFL)
  • A specific player, such as Aaron Hernandez

Stereotyping and racism

Tip: if you type the topic as: stereotyp* with the asterisk, you will get results about stereotype, stereotypes, stereotyping, and stereotypical.

  • Racial profiling
  • Gender stereotypes
  • Discrimination
  • Prejudice
  • Implicit bias
  • Representation in media

Tip: Think of a particular population (Black people, immigrants, veterans) that you can use as a second search term.

Child labor

Tip: "Child labor" is a good search to start with. Here's some ways you could narrow your search:

  • A particular industry, such as fashion/garment industry, coffee, mining
  • A particular country
  • If you don't have a country in mind yet, use "child labor" and international

Other terms and industries to consider:

  • working children
  • forced labor
  • children's rights
  • cobalt mining
  • garment industry (also, "fast fashion")
  • pornography

Solutions you could explore:

  • Awareness-raising (documentaries, photojournalism, etc.)
  • Consumer boycotts
  • Trade unions
  • International regulation
  • Child labor laws
  • Access to education

A few interesting articles to consider: