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Use Literature to Inform and Support Your Claim
Once you have found sufficient background information, search for literature to analyze in order to help inform and support the central claim of your argumentative essay. Remember - don't simply seek out literature that matches your point of view; instead engage with a wide variety of educated opinions and viewpoints and use those to formulate your own argument.
Potential Databases for Academic Literature on Your Topic
Academic Search Complete
Index to articles of general academic interest. Some full text.
Multidisciplinary database covering many subject areas. Includes scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, books, newspapers, reports & videos.
Search Sociological Abstracts, ASSIA and Sociology Database simultaneously. Save time!
Search the Education Database and ERIC simultaneously.
Interdisciplinary content centered on psychology & the behavioral & social sciences. Useful for locating scholarly research findings across a host of academic disciplines. Some Full text.
Database A-Z List
Our Library subscribes to over 200 databases. See the complete list here.
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