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Pro/Con Viewpoints: Welcome

Need robust research for an argumentative essay, controversial or pro/con topic? This guide includes sources and methods for locating material in articles, reports, statistics, books and websites.

How to use this guide

Lighthouse Towers; overview of t...  Leo P. Hannaher  1940

Use these sources to research controversial or pro/con topics.

SRJC Databases Find information in newspaper, magazine and journal articles located in SRJC Library databases to build your case.

Pro/Con Books: All sorts of topics, grouped in single volumes from Opposing Viewpoints, Taking Sides and Current Controversies series, and more!

Reliable Websites: Use only the best websites for your research.

Reports from Think Tanks: A goldmine of information from those organizations that seek to inform and influence opinion.

Find Statistics: Bolster your argument with numbers.

Debate: Discover more sources to increase your knowledge.

Points of View:  What publications are conservative, liberal, right-wing, or left-wing?

Lighthouse Towers  Leo P. Hannaher 1940
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Additional Guides to Investigate




Use these additional guides to help you conduct a critical analysis of issues exploration.

Point of View: This guide lists selected magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and foreign news sources that will provide you with a variety of perspectives and interpretations from different viewpoints.

How to Evaluate Information Resources: This guide contains strategies to help you evaluate the information you find.


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