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Controversial Topics: Articles

Research sources and tips for researching controversial topics for a persuasive essay.

Recommended article databases


Free access to full-text magazine, journal, and newspaper articles. These articles also come with the properly formatted citations for you to copy into your bibliography.

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Keyword Searching - Using AND, OR, & NOT

Sample search

To find resources on a particular controversial topic, try a search like this:

hunting AND "animal rights" AND debate