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Research Fundamentals: Persuasive Writing

A guide to print and online resources for starting your research.

Recommended Resources for


 Controversial topics

CQ Researcher is noted for its in-depth unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education , the environment, technology and the economy. It includes side by side pro and con essays for controversial topics.

International viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events.

Background information from news sources

Authoritative articles from a range of sources

Public opinion polls

Information about people

Data and statistics - Strengthen your argument with facts and figures collected from reliable sources.