WRTG 20100: Argument Writing

Best bets

Opposing Viewpoints in Context  a good resource for finding a clear layout of viewpoints, academic articles, primary resources, images, and news about a topic. Start by going to Browse Topics on the upper left corner of the home page

CQ Researcher  is a good resource for finding in depth reports on popular news topics. Try Hot Topics on the right hand side of the page, or the Browse Topics and Browse Reports drop down menus on the top of the page 

Nexis Uni (replaces LexisNexis)  is a good resource for researching news, current events, business, and legal topics

General OneFile  covers news and periodicals focusing on wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, humanities, law, literature and art, social sciences, sports, and technology. Start with a Subject Guide search 

EBSCO Research Library  this is one of the databases that Argos does not search, so I would recommend looking here, it covers many areas of focus. To narrow the focus, click "Show all" after the green Academic Search Premier above the search boxes 

Statista  this has several helpful statistics and infographics. I would recommend using the search bar to start searching, but you might also try the drop down menu of Statistics to get topic information, and most viewed statistics 


ProQuest Research Library  includes Proquest Education, Health Management, Psychology, Social Science journals, and Ebrary Ebooks

Further Research

  • When looking at a record you should take a look at the Subject headings to generate keywords, and see all of the resources that fall within that specific heading:

  • You should scroll down to the bottom of the record and look for the orange arrows with the words "citing this" or "cited in this":
  • Type the name of the article into Google Scholar, they typically list even more articles that are citing the one you might be interested in

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