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College Writing:

Argumentative Research

Social & Political Issues

Topics in Social Issues

General and contextual information about various social issues

Viewpoints on Politics & Law

Articles in this database offer pros/cons and arguments on various topics

Pew Research Center

Demographic statistics and opinion polling on various issues

Find Law

Articles on federal, state, and municipal laws and policies in the U.S.

Politifact

Evaluates whether claims made by politicians are supported by evidence

Topics in Government

General and contextual information about topics in government

Culture & Religion

Topics in Culture & Religion

General and contextual information about topics in culture & religion

Catholic Encyclopedia

Information on Catholic teachings on various issues

Guide created by: Adam Apo

Regina Dominican High School

Last updated: 1/12/2018

Choosing a Topic

NYT Prompts for Argumentative Writing

Extensive list of questions which can be argued in your paper

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Database featuring viewpoints and arguments in various subjects (e.g. health, media, politics, etc.)

Student Resources in Context

Database featuring resources in various subjects (e.g. health, media, politics, etc.)

Demographics & Statitistics

CIA World Fact Book

Profiles of countries, territories, and intl' organizations

ePodunk

Profiles of towns and cities across the U.S.

Pew Research Center

Demographic statistics and opinion polling on various issues

USA.gov

Access information from federal agencies (e.g. Census Bureau, Center for Disease Control, Dept. of Ed, Dept. of Interior, NASA, etc.)

Google Trends

View data statistics on Google search topics from 2004-present

Health & Medicine

Topics in Health & Medicine

General and contextual information about topics in health and medicine

Viewpoints on Topics in Health & Medicine

Articles in this database offer pros/cons and arguments on various topics

Medline Plus

Database of articles on over 975 health conditions

Simply Psychology

Database of articles on topics in psychology and sociology

Viewpoints on Topics in Energy & Environmentalism

Articles in this database offer pros/cons and arguments on this topic

Climate Change - NASA

NASA's web resources on global climate change and global warming

Public Library of Science

Database of academic articles on various topics in science

National Weather Service

Information on past and current weather records

Environment