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Research an issue you feel passionate about.

Find information that supports your opinion regarding the issue.

Also find information about "the other side" of the issue.

Write an argumentative essay about your opinion, including at least one example of the opposition viewpoint.


Research Resources


Helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more. Facilitates exploring issues from all perspectives via the following kinds of resources: i

  • Pro/con viewpoint essays
  • Topic overviews
  • More than 300 primary source documents
  • Biographies of social activists and reformers
  • Court-case overviews
  • Periodical articles
  • Statistical tables, charts and graphs
  • Images and a link to Google Image Search
  • Podcasts, including weekly presidential addresses and premier NPR programs

Access to Opposing Viewpoints in Context is provided by - The Michigan eLibrary

      Gale Science in Context


     Gale U.S. History in Context


     Gale World History in Context


When using the Roeper network, clicking on the links above SHOULD send you directly to the resource. 

From off campus and/or using another network, use the password provided by a teacher or the librarian.

Contact the librarian is you have difficulty accessing these resources. 

Search Engines

  • The Internet Public Library  
    Features a searchable, subject-categorized directory of authoritative websites.
  • Google Scholar  
    Provides a search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, abstracts and articles
  • SweetSearch  
    Searches only the 35,000 Web sites that a staff of research experts, librarians and teachers have evaluated and approved when creating the content on findingDulcinea.

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