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Contemporary Gadflies: Using the Library Resources

Using the library resources, create an outline of a 3-4 minute speech arguing for one contemporary group or individual as the most significant gadfly in their own culture. Student-led seminars will follow.

Contemporary Gadflies


“I am that gadfly which God has attached to the state, and all day long …arousing and persuading and reproaching…You will not easily find another like me.”

― PlatoApology

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Comprehensive Databases

The following databases cover a wide range of subject areas.  Use them to search for articles from newspapers, magazines, academic journals and reference sources.

Scholarly Journal Articles

Pro/Con Databases

These databases specialize in helping you explore all sides of controversial topics.

Graphic Organizers

E-book Collections

Biographical Databases

Use these databases to find information about well-known people.

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