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. The “E-Cigarettes and Vaping” article below is from this database.
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.