I need to know and authorize what specific topic you have an interest in. Please indicate on your paper what topic/issue you are interested in and whether or not you are going to work individually, with a partner, or in a group (no more than 3). Remember, working with others may be fun but it can also be challenging if personality conflicts arise or if there are differences in work ethic levels.

All individuals/groups will be required to make a formal presentation to the class using Microsoft PowerPoint. Presentations should be in-depth. The minimum length for a presentation is 10 minutes. There is no maximum time limit.

A minimum of 3 print resources must be used to research your topic (online databases count as print sources). Websites may also be used, but careful research is necessary when using the internet.

The following requirements apply to all presentations:
  • Formal introduction/overview of topic and points of interest that will be covered in detail
  • Typed bibliography detailing sources used for gathering information, must be in APA format
  • A copy of the finished PowerPoint
  • PowerPoint with pictures, charts/graphs, editorial cartoons, quotes, video clips, etc.
  • If working in pairs/group, a typed breakdown of which student was responsible for which aspect of the presentation
  • A class-wide activity to support your presentation (worksheet, activity, etc.)

Consider the following for your presentation:
  • Videos/news clips relating to the issue
  • Appropriate interactive exercises for the class to engage in

Tuesday - 5/14 - Lab 348 or Library
Wednesday - 5/15 - Lab 348
Thursday - 5/16 - Library
Friday - 5/17 - Library
Monday - 5/20 - Lab 348
Tuesday - 5/21 - Lab 348
Presentations - Wed. 5/22 - Thurs. 5/23 - Fri. 5/24

Recommended Topics:

  • Anxiety Disorders (Phobias, Obsessive-compulsive, Post-traumatic stress)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (Pervasive Developmental Disorders PDD, Aspergers)
  • Language and Speech Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Dementia
  • Schizophrenia
  • Delusional (paranoid) Disorders
  • Mood Disorders (Bipolar/Depression)
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorder (multiple personality)
  • Personality Disorders (antisocial, narcissistic)
  • Insanity Plea

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Books on these disorders are found at 616. (ask for help!)
Science in Context
Includes full-text access to a variety of reference publications, such as the Encyclopedia of Science, Macmillan Science Library, Science and its Times, and Chemical Elements.
Includes full-text access to a variety of magazines, newspapers and journals.
Also includes experiments from Experiment Central, as well as videos, audio files, podcasts and image galleries. All articles include formatted citations.
Medline Plus
Created and maintained by the National Institutes of Health and the US National Library of Medicine, this website offers a wealth of basic health-related information aimed primarily at patients and their families. It includes information on over 900 diseases and conditions, medical directories, medical encyclopedias, medical dictionary, tutorials on common conditions, tests and treatments, information on both prescription and nonprescription drugs, information from other media and sources, and links to thousands of clinical trials.
These articles do NOT include citations. Please use to help generate a citation.
Health and Wellness Resource Center
Provides access to 1,000 medical journals and periodicals, 2,200 general interest publications, reference titles like the Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders and the Medical and Health Information Directory, newspapers, newsletters, streaming content from medical experts, and links to top medical websites. All articles include citations.
Consumer Health Complete chichigh password
Provides access to information about health related issues in a wide variety of formats. Includes full-text coverage of 550 consumer-health related periodicals, health-related reference works and encyclopedias, and consumer information pamphlets from trusted sources like the FDA, the American Cancer Society, the CDC and the National Institutes of Health. Also includes thousands of drug, disease and condition fact sheets aimed at a lay person, plus diagrams, videos, images and animations. All articles include citations.
Rosen Teen Health and Wellness CHICOPEE clic
A teen-based source that focuses on providing direct and personalized access to help, including confidential forums, personal narratives, access to a licensed psychologist, videos and comprehensive lists of nationwide hotlines.
Psychology Collection
Includes access to over 3.1 million full-text articles, from 300 journals, like Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Weekly,Psychology Review, Mental Health Practice, Psychiatric Times, and Adolescence. Includes up-to-date and comprehensive coverage on virtually all areas of psychology. All articles include citations and may be printed, emailed, or bookmarked.
Science Online - chicopee
A wide-ranging science resource. Find definitions, biographies, topic overviews and more. Also includes 1,300 science experiments, and all material is tied to state and national curriculum standards. Access 8,500 diagrams and images, as well as 500 videos and animations. Articles may be bookmarked, printed or emailed, and all include formatted citations
Science Reference Center chichigh password
A comprehensive full-text source for all areas of science. It includes access to 200 science-related periodicals, as well as 650 full-text reference works like Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Encyclopedia of the Scientific Revolution, andYearbooks in Science. Also includes the full line of Peterson's Field Guides as well as 4,000 scientist biographies, and 18,000 images, as well as videos and animations. All articles include citations and may be printed, emailed, or bookmarked.
Today's Science CHICOPEE clic
Includes topic overviews on emerging science topics, interviews with scientists, and 2,000 scientist biographies. Also includes a Science encyclopedia, access to current news articles, and thousands of images and diagrams. Updated twice a week, and all articles include citations.
Opposing Viewpoints
Delivers a range of perspectives on thousands of important issues.
Includes 13,000 pro/con viewpoints, 1,000 court case overviews, thousands of topic overviews, biographies and profiles. Includes full-text articles, and national and global news sources, as well as image galleries, videos, audio and podcasts. Includes access to hundreds of reference publications, such as Current Controversies and Information Plus.
Clearly identifies and sorts results into "reference," "viewpoints," "primary source," "news," etc. All articles include formatted citations.

Additional Academic Sources

Academic OneFile
Includes full-text access to 7,500 peer-reviewed journals, in topics such as physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, education and literature. Includes full-text of the New York Times from 1985-present, and London Times from 1985-present. Includes full-text of 15 major reference works, such asCountries and Their Cultures, Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, Gale Encyclopedia of Science and Encyclopedia of World Biography. All articles include citations, and can be emailed, bookmarked or printed.
Expanded Academic ASAP
Expanded Academic ASAP offers users access to over 3,000 full-text journals, and magazines in a wide variety of topics, including science, humanities, social sciences, technology, news and general interest, all from 1980-present. Strong search features include "search within results," and the ability to filter results based on publication, format, subject and more. All articles include citations, and can be emailed, bookmarked or printed.
General One File
A comprehensive, general-interest source offering access to over 8,000 full-text periodicals, with a 25 year backfile. Users can also access 500 Fodor's travel guides, NPR transcripts and programs from 1990-present, and over 5,000 news clips. Also includes coverage of The New York Times from 1985 - Present and Financial Times from 1994-Present. Search results can be easily filtered, and all include formatted citations. Articles may be printed, emailed, bookmarked, listened to or even downloaded as mp3 files.
General Reference Center Gold
Includes key business and general interest titles, including national news, magazines, encyclopedias, and business journals, with 4,300 titles offered in full-text.
Includes full-text access to a variety of general reference sources, including Asimov's Encyclopedia of Science and Discovery, Benet's Reader's Encyclopedia of Literature, World Almanac and Book of Facts, Masterpieces of World Literature and the Encyclopedia of American Facts and Dates. All articles include citations, and can be emailed, bookmarked or printed.


  • Groups MUST hand in a works cited page.
  • The works cited page will include any texts, books, articles, websites, etc. that provided information.
  • Any graphics, pictures, or charts used must also be cited.
  • The page should be typed, size 12 font, Times New Roman and double-spaced.
  • Students must follow the APA Style of citation.
  • APA Style Guide for presentations
  • APA Style Guide
  • Perdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) for general help
  • to generate citations for webpages and books
  • Remember, all database sources include citations already formatted!