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ENG 111: College Composition I (Purugganan-AL)

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Issues & Controversies

Issues & Controversies provides detailed reports and two points of view on many controversial topics.

Opposing Viewpoints

Opposing Viewpoints has many resources, including magazine, newspaper, and journal articles.  It also has essays and articles that present one side of a controversial topic - these are called Viewpoints.

To find the Viewpoints articles, after you type in your topic, look at the range of results across the top of the page - select Viewpoints.

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News Sources

As You Explore...

Think about and look for the following:

  • Is there information written about your topic?
  • What are some ways to focus the topic?
  • Are there particular demographic groups, locations, time periods, or causes/effects to focus on?
  • Are there problems/solutions?
  • Who is (or should be) involved/impacted (e.g., government, non-governmental organizations, local community groups, individuals, businesses, etc.), and how?


Write down: main ideas, important events, key people and organizations, key issues or controversies