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Here are some resources to help you with your Argument Essay and Persuasive Proposal.
Search for books & media in the Library Catalog
You can search for e-books on your topic through this database.
eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)
EBSCO offers more than 900,000 high-quality e-book titles and over 60,000 audiobooks from more than 1,500 major academic publishers and University Presses from around the world.
Choosing a topic
Below are a couple databases that can be useful in picking a topic and exploring different positions on that topic.
Opposing Viewpoints In Context
Information on a wide range of social issues includes access to full-text magazine and newspaper articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents and websites.
Points of View Reference Center
A full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue.
Picking your topic is research
Evaluating web sources
Remember it's important to evaluate your sources before using them for research. Evaluation criteria includes: relevancy, accuracy, authority, currency, and purpose. You can learn more about evaluation criteria at this website about evaluating resources by UC Berkeley Library.
It's best to choose a topic that interests you. What do you want to learn more about?
You can research current events through news-related databases such as these:
InfoTrac Newsstand is an innovative Web-based full-text newspaper database which allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section or other assigned fields. A collection of over 1,000 newspapers, including Buffalo News August 2000 - present. Full text takes about two days to get into database.
Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal is a daily business and financial newspaper edited in New York City and sold throughout the United States.
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