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Assignment: Argumentative Essay

Writing Argumentative Essays

  • Making the Argument
    This link explains what an argumentative essay is and offers general guidelines for writing such essays.
  • Developing a Strong Thesis Statement
    This link distinguishes between strong and weak statements with examples. You can also find additional tips for writing strong thesis statements here.

Library Databases - Finding Supporting Evidence


  • CQ Researcher
    Each week you'll find in-depth articles on social and political topics in the news. Use the "CiteNow!" link to get citations for your articles.
  • Opposing Viewpoints
    Use this database to find controversial topics with viewpoints from each side of the argument.
  • SIRS Knowledge Source
    Use this database to find articles on a wide variety of social issues.
  • Academic Search Complete
    Use this general database to locate periodical articles on a wide variety of contemporary topics. Click on "Choose Databases" to include more specialized databases in your search.
  • Academic General Onefile
    Use this database to find articles on a wide variety of topics in the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and more.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Use this database to find encyclopedia articles that will provide you with an overview of your topic.


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