Argumentative/Persuasive Resources

Resources for an argumentative/persuasive research assignment or paper.

Find Books and eBooks

Search the Library's catalog for books or eBooks related to your topic.

Search the Library's Electronic Reference Book Collection

Credo Reference offers you access to over 400 online reference books including encyclopedias, handbooks, and dictionaries.

DCCC Library Books on a Controversial Topic

There are many books in the DCCC Library Collection that cover a wide variety of Pro/Con topics. Below is a small sample of what you can find about a topic. The library owns a series of about 65 books titled Taking Sides, each covering a different controversial issue. To find them search the Library Catalog for "taking sides" and "your topic."   Use the Library Catalog to search for more books on a particular topic.  Ask a librarian for help.

Google Books

Google Books allows you to search the entire collection of books digitized by Google.  Many of these books are available in full text online.

Requesting Books

Intracampus Borrowing

Delaware County Community College's Intra-Campus Borrowing program helps students, faculty and staff from branch campuses get access to materials located at Marple campus.  Use the MyAccount feature accessible here to request materials to satellite campuses.  First time users much create a password.


Interlibrary Loan

Delaware County Community College's Inter-Library Loan (ILL) service procures materials that are not currently owned by the library.

FAQs about Interlibrary Loan

Request an Interlibrary Loan