How can I find information about the impact of technology and democracy?
Last Updated: Mar 29, 2021     Views: 5

Start your research on technology and democracy in Opposing Viewpoints in Context.

You can find this database on the Library’s homepage under Popular Databases.

Copy and paste this search into the search box:

technology and democracy

This will open a page with information by different types of content, such as Viewpoints (for pro/con type articles), Magazines, or Reference. Once a content type is selected, you can then click on the Subjects box on the right side of the page to further narrow results.

Also try these searches (separately):

technology and society and democracy

technology and democracy

You may need to scroll through the results to find information that is applicable to your focus.

Need more?

For more information, try one of our other databases, like EBSCOhost, and add more specific terms. Copy and paste the searches below (separately) into the search box:

SU technology AND SU democracy AND benefits

SU technology AND SU democracy AND problems technology AND democratic process

Here are some other tips that can help:

  • The two letters SU or TI before the terms is a way of limiting the search to specific parts of the article to help narrow the search. SU = Subject and TI = Title. Use the Advanced Search link to select these and other fields.
  • The quotation marks tell the database to search for the terms as a phrase as in "global warming."
  • Parentheses, in general, allow either/or searches. For example, (cats OR dogs).
  • The asterisk (*) is called a wildcard, which means if you search for child*, it will retrieve child, children and childhood.
  • Use the publication date limiter to find recent articles.

Tip: as you type in technology in the search box, suggested topics will be listed in a dropdown menu from the search box. You can scroll down and select one to see those results.

For example:

technology and democracy


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