Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: May 03, 2019     Views: 266

Books & eBooks

The library has several books and eBooks which can help answer questions about debating. To find books and eBooks on debating, please search the Multi-Search or the Online Library Catalog using search terms like: debate, argue, argument, persuasion.  

Here are a few recommended eBooks:

Pro/Con Databases

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Opposing Viewpoints in Context is a rich resource for debaters and includes pro/con viewpoints, reference articles, interactive maps, infographics, and more.

CQ Researcher
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.

Pro/Con Websites
A nonprofit, nonpartisan public charity, uses professional researchers and rigorous editorial standards to explore more than 70 controversial issues.

Debatabase – International Debate Education Association
Search or browse this online debate topic database with over 700 debate topics. Topics provide both sides of the debate.

Other Recommended Websites

Pew Research Center – U.S. Politics & Policy
Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research. Pew Research Center does not take policy positions.

Public Agenda
Public Agenda is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that helps build a democracy that works for everyone and fuels progress on critical issues. Browse reports and surveys on Higher Education, K-12 Education, Health Care, and Community Engagement under the Resources link.

Please contact a librarian for additional assistance. 

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