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Tutor profile: Roseann A.

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Roseann A.
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Subject: Library and Information Science

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How would you go about finding the most reliable information on the coronavirus online?

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There are a variety of reliable medical information sources on the internet. There are a variety of different research databases that could be accessed through your local library such as PubMed. If you do not have access to a database, you can visit official governmental sites such as the National Institutes of Health (nih.gov). This site provides a wealth of information and resources that the NIH has compiled. This includes Covid-19 scientific research, clinical trials, studies, mapping tools, information on treatments, grants and funding, and much more. It also links to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (cdc.gov) which has the latest information on coronavirus including testing sites, frequently asked questions, latest news, and much more.

Subject: Literature

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Why was The Jungle by Upton Sinclair so influential?

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Upton Sinclair was an investigative journalist of the early 1900s known as a muckraker. in The Jungle, Sinclair detailed the horrific conditions of the meatpacking industry. Although the book is a work of fiction, it exposed the conditions in the Chicago stockyards. The public was outraged and due to the influence of this book, President Roosevelt directed the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate the meatpacking industry. They observed the filthy conditions and the Pure Food and Drug Act and Meat Inspection Act was passed in June of 1906. To read more about this, please visit https://www.britannica.com/biography/Upton-Sinclair

Subject: Communication

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What are some of the characteristics of human language?

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Language can be spoken, manual (sign language), or written. There are many characteristics and functions of language. Some of the most important are that language is systematic, social, arbitrary, vocalic, creative, and systematic. The development of human civilization was possible through language. As humanity grows, so does language, therefore language is dynamic and always changing.

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