Take a Stand! Pro/Con Resources

Whether you’re working on an argumentative research paper or a persuasive speech, CSN Libraries have three databases that will provide credible information on both sides of your issue:

CQ Researcher provides in-depth reports on current and controversial issues with overviews, background information, pro/con essays and more.

Issues and Controversies on File offers objective, detailed information on hotly debated issues with clear explanations of what supporters and opponents might argue.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context contains essays that argue for or against a variety of contemporary social issues. You can also conveniently link to articles on your topic from magazines, journals, newspapers and other sources.

You can use all of these database 24/7 from on or off campus. When you find a source, be sure to look for the citation tool—it will create the MLA or APA formatted citation for your Works Cited/Reference page.

In addition to our online sources, each campus library has books on a wide range of current events and controversial issues. Just search our catalog by keyword for your topic to see a list of books. If you need help, just ask a librarian.