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Israeli-Palestinian Conflict for ENGL 162 - Abraham

This guide will assist students in Iona Abraham's class to do research on the Israeli Palestinian Conflict.

Goals & Tips

This libguide was created to assist students in meeting the assignment requirement of finding a minimum of 5 outside sources (excluding websites, blogs, etc.) so as to craft a speech to the opposite delegation. The speech will focus on the issues of border disputes related to the entire country of Israel and the city of Jerusalem. Rogerian argument is to be used to present the case and suggest solutions.

The tabs ON THE LEFT represent the prescribed order of research. You are advised to follow the order.

  1. Find Background Information: Links to articles which will give you an overview of the topic; additional databases to search.
  2. Identify Keywords: Short video explaining keyword searching; suggestions for useful keywords to use for your topic in various databases..
  3. Find Articles: Here is where the best databases are for finding more articles. Especially valuable are OneSearch and Opposing Viewpoints.
  4. Find (More) Books: Go here to search for more eBooks, books in the Bass Library and in OhioLink, if you still need more sources.
  5. MLA Style: Find a template for your MLA style paper here (under Formatting your Paper tab).
  6. CiteFast: Go here to see a short video on how to use CiteFast, a citation tool which will save you time and help you create your paper's Works Cited page
  7. Off-Campus Access:  Make sure your Library ID is up to date so you can search from home. Details at this tab and in box below.

Supplemental Tabs at the End

  1. Rogerian Argument: Go here to see more details on creating a Rogerian argument
  2. Maps: Ottoman Empire: Go here to see older boundaries in the area which is now Israel.
  3. Maps: Israeli & Palestinian Regions: Go here to see the changed boundaries which have occurred since 1947.


Please know that the Library staff is here to support you. Use the options listed at the Ask a Librarian icon (upper right corner on each of the pages of this guide.)

Library ID

You must have an up-to-date Library ID if you want to:

  • Check out books from the LCCC library.
  • Request library items through OhioLINK when not available at LCCC.
  • Use any research database from off-campus.

If you do not have a Library ID, or if your Library ID is not updated for the semester, visit the CIRCULATION desk or call (440)366-4026.

The front of the ID has a 14-digit number above the bar code that you will use when requesting materials through OhioLINK or using research databases from an off-campus location. An updated ID should have a sticker on the back for the current semester.

ID Front ID Back
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