Last Updated: Apr 18, 2014
- 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.
- 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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