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GEO 102

This guide will prepare you for your library session for GEO 102, and serve as a place to refer back to for help at a later date. The links below and the library session will prepare you to search and use sources for the following speeches:

  • Speech of definition
  • Community impact
  • Multiple perspectives
  • Persuasive Speech

Prior to the library session, complete the following:

1. Watch this video: GEO Research Process 

2. Complete this tutorial

3. Read this presentation: GEO Finding Evidence

(Note: the audio has been disabled, but you can read the transcript below each slide)

4. Complete the quiz in Cougar Courses.


Suggested Databases

Suggested Databases

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Communication & Mass Media Complete

Provides abstracts and full text for more than 200 communication journals.

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Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)

Provides abstracts of articles from about 2,000 journals (published worldwide), coverage of recent books, book review citations and dissertation listings.

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Academic Search Premier

This scholarly collection offers information in nearly every area of academic study including: computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more.

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A national database of education literature, including reports and journal articles.

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Sociological Abstracts

Provides access to the latest international findings in theoretical and applied sociology, social science, and political science.

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Library Session

Library Session

GEO 102 Library Session

During the library session, you will work with a partner to answer the following question: "What are the effects on children of violence in video games?"

Consult the following sources to find an exampleexpert testimony, and statistics:

  1. Prescott, A. T., Sargent, J. D., & Hull, J. G. (2018). Metaanalysis of the relationship between violent video game play and physical aggression over time. PNAS115(4), 9882-9888.
  2. Polman, H., de Castro, B. O., & van Aken, M. A. G. (2008). Experimental study of the differntial effects of playing versus watching violent video games on children's aggressive behavior. Aggressive Behavior34, 256-264. doi: 10.1002/ab.20245
  3. Perrin, A. (2018, Sept 17). 5 Facts About Americans and Video Games. Retrived from:
  4. American Psychological Association. (2015). Resolution on Violent Video Games. Retrieved from: