Controversial Issues and Hot Topics:
A Resource Guide For Argumentative And Persuasive Research
If you've been asked to select an issue you have strong opinions about to write an argumentative essay or to deliver a persuasive speech, you might feel at a loss for coming up with something to use. This guide can help you discover a topic you hadn't considered and direct you to the best resources for finding information on that issue.
Topic Ideas: Choosing a topic. Get a clue!
Background Information: Learn more about your topic online and in the library.
Books: Find and check out a book on your topic.
Articles: Get news articles and peer-reviewed articles for your research.
Evaluating Information: Learn how to check if information is credible and good to use.
Citing and Avoiding Plagiarism: How to use information correctly and different citation styles.
Schedule an individual consultation with a research librarian through this link. A librarian is happy to help you at any point in the research process, from helping you develop a topic for your project, to finding information, to helping with citations. Zoom or in-person available.