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Rebel Debate Institute: Library Guides

A resource guide for the 2017 Rebel Debate Institute

Welcome RDI Students to UNLV Libraries!

(July 17) Resolved: Zoos and animal exhibition parks should be eliminated

(July 24) Resolved: The US should establish a colony on Mars. 

(August 1): School Uniforms

This guide has been created to help you find zoo & exhibition park-related & US/colony on Mars resources available through UNLV Libraries, in addition to reliable and credible websites!


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Is the source REAL or FAKE? You decide!

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UNLV Libraries Databases


As you are researching, be sure to expand your searching by looking into additional keywords & synonyms. You can also combine words, such as:

Below are some examples of additional keywords that you may want to try in your own searching:

  • Dress code

  • School uniform

  • School uniforms
  • debate
  • pro
  • con
  • controversy
  • student 
  • education
  • K12


Try combining keywords, such as:

  • school uniforms AND  K12
  • academic achievement AND school uniforms

July 24:

  • Mars AND colony AND "United States"
  • Mars colonization AND "space exploration"

Below are some examples of additional keywords that you may want to try in your own searching:

  • Mars
  • colonization
  • colonization of Mars
  • space technology
  • human mission
  • exploration
  • space colonization 
  • Mars One
  • space exploration
  • outer space culture

July 17:

  • animal theme parks AND ethics
  • zoos and animal rights
  • zoos
  • animal exhibition parks
  • animal theme parks
  • animal captivity
  • captive animals
  • circus
  • aquariums
  • animal rights
  • zookeepers
  • ​captive killer whales

Space & Mars Colonization Websites

Uniform-Related Resources & Websites

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