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COMM / Speech Resources: Persuasive Speech Info

Databases for Persuasive Speeches

Database of viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles on social issues.

  • Click on the list (at right) of many social issues to choose from or search for a specific topic not on the list.
  • After clicking on a social issue or doing a search, you will see links to "Viewpoint essays" on that issue. Additional documents on the issue-- including Reference articles, Statistics, Magazine articles, Primary documents & more-- are available by clicking on the appropriate tabs at the top of the page.

CQ Researcher (PLS library card bar code number required from off-campus)
In-depth, authoritative reports on a full range of political and social-policy issues, excellent for background information

Pro And Cons
Search resources for critical thinking on issues that are controversial