Argumentative/Persuasive Resources

Resources for an argumentative/persuasive research assignment or paper.

Databases That Cover Controversial Issues

To find a controversial topic or to gather research on a topic, Opposing Viewpoints, and CQ Researcher are excellent databases to begin your research. Both databases provide full reports on topics that give Pro and Con sides of the argument in addition to background information, timelines, newspaper articles, statistics, and further research.

Additional Databases

In addition to Opposing Viewpoints, and CQ Researcher the following databases can be searched for newspaper, magazine, and scholarly journal articles on your topic to give additional information to support your position.

Scholarly Information on the Web

Google Scholar allows you to search for scholarly articles online.

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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.

Information About Intra-Campus Borrowing

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Interlibrary Loan

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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