This guide is designed to help you with your research and discussion posts for MPA502, introducing a range of library resources available to you.
First, let's look at your Module 1 discussion. You've been asked to find a current event where a community is facing pressure from citizens and elected officials to change police and community relations. You may know of a current event in your community or one making headlines in the news. If so, you are well on your way to completing this discussion post. Others of you may want to try the suggestions below to explore what's been reported on this topic recently.
CQ Researcher publishes weekly reports about hot topics in the news. Read Police Under Scrutiny (2020), and any more recent updates, to learn more about the topic and brainstorm keywords (names of people/places and descriptive words) to use when searching for additional information in OneSearch and other databases.
Here is one an example search strategy to get you started:
Notice the advanced search strategies used above: