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ENG 111: Argumentative Essays & Controversial Issues: Home

This guide will help you find opinion essays, editorials, and evidence to support an argument.

What is in this guide?

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Argumentative & Controversial Issues

Topic Ideas: Find websites and databases that list topic ideas.

Information Cycle: Review the progression of media coverage of a newsworthy event.

Background Information: Search databases with reference books and research reports.

Opinions & Editorials: Find viewpoint essays, opinions, and newspaper editorials.

Articles: Find articles from journals and magazines.

E-books: Search for full-text books in library databases.

Books: Find print books at PCC Library.

Evaluating Websites: Get tips on how to evaluate websites.

Citations: Examples, tips, and resources for citing sources.

Help: Get help from a librarian, contact the writing center and more.


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