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ENG 111: Controversial Issues Essay

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

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Issues, Debate, Pro/Con, Opinion, Controversy

This guide was created to help students with finding resources for any research papers on controversial issues for ENG 111. If you are having trouble finding sources for your assignment, ask a librarian for help.

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These are the BEST databases to get topic ideas and start your research. They include background info, points of view essays, and a lot more. 

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