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Argumentative Essays: Articles

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Newspaper Editorials

You can find reasoned opinions on current controversial topics in editorials. To search for editorials, add "editorial" as one of the concepts in the search box; for example:

 

editorial AND trump dossier

EBSCOhost Newspaper Source Plus - on or off campus w/ library card

Searching Databases with Ebooks, Journal and Magazine Articles


Super Search (library card bar code number required from off-campus)
Search most of Skyline Library's article databases and book catalog to find a wide range of articles from academic journals, popular magazines, newspapers and reference sources, e-books & other documents, plus print books available in the library.

Click on the link above to open a new database window

  • In the first search box, type the search word(s) for the first concept related to your topic. Type an OR between synonymous words for the same concept, e.g. paleo OR caveman. Use an * to search for multiple words from the same root, e.g. paleo* will find articles with the words: paleo or paleodiet. Use quote marks (“ ”) around search phrases (multiple words that should be searched together), e.g. “child development.”
  • In the second search box, type the search word(s) for the second concept related to your topic.
  • Click on the menu dropdown arrow next to "Keyword" on the right of the search boxes and select "SU (Subject)."
  • Click the “Search” button to begin a search.
  • When the results page is displayed, click on an article title to see detailed information and a summary of the article.
     
     
     

Viewpoints and Pro/Con articles

Opposing Viewpoints In Context (Gale) *

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.