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ENG 111: Minimum Wage Debate

This guide is meant for ENG 111 students who need to find at least one outside source (or one article) for their research assignment.

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Minimum Wage Debate

Use the resources below to begin your research. Make sure that you pay attention to the search tips and examples listed on this page. They will help make your research more successful. If you are having trouble finding sources for your assignment, ask a librarian for help.

Research Starters

Library Databases with Information about the Minimum Wage

Use the search examples listed under each database link if you need help getting started. 

Start by clicking one of the database links below. If you are off campus, you will be prompted to enter your myPittCC username and password in order to search the database. The database should open in a new tab or window.

Do not forget to check the publication date! This is especially important with the minimum wage topic. We recommend that you limit your search results to articles that have only been published within the past 5 years.

Opposing Viewpoints results page

  1. Type a keyword or phrase into the search box.
  2. Click the search button.
  3. Read the overview article (optional).
  4. Under the section titled, On This Page, click to view different types of resources with information about the minimum wage debate.

More Databases

Search for More

Summon Search

More Search Options

Search Tips!

Do not use complete sentences. Break your topic down and only enter the important keywords. 

Here are some examples of what you can type into the search box:

  • "minimum wage" AND debate
  • "minimum wage" AND ethics
  • "living wage" AND poverty

Too many results?

Once you have a list of results in Summon, use the search filters to refine your search results:

  • Publication Date: We suggest limiting to the last 5 years.
  • Content Type: Choose to view only articles from journals or magazines.

Off-Campus Access

Paw: Indicates that a password is needed to access the resource from off campus.The username and password to access databases from off campus are similar to what you use to access the PCC portal (myPittCC) and Moodle. The only difference is that you DO NOT include the last part of your email address ( in the username. Generic logins are available to community residents with PCC library cards, and others who are enrolled in or are affiliated with PCC programs and continuing education courses. Have questions? Ask us!