Answered By: Kathryn Park
Last Updated: May 13, 2015     Views: 70

We have several databases that would support your topic. To access them go to the Hot Topics tab in the databases by Subject LibGuide. CQ Researcher,Gale: Opposing Viewpoints, Facts on File Issues & Controversies and EBSCO Academic Search Compete all have good articles that you can use.

  1. In all but EBSCO, go to each database.
  2. Type in minimum wage to retrieve a list of articles. 
  3. For more details on hot to use each of these databases, see the link to How to Use Hot Topics Databases, below.


  1. Go to Academic Search Complete.
  2. Type in minimum wage.
  3. You will have so many results, you'll need to use the techniques described in the Save Time on Result List box.
  4. Some of the options to narrow down are:
    • Subject: Thesaurus Term, select: MINIMUM wage
    • Geography: UNITED States
    • There are several subjects that could work well to narrow down. You may want to experiment and see what looks best to you. Hint: You can select more than one at a time and apply. 
    • Refine your results: Full text

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