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Controversial Topics

Writing on Controversial Topics

Writing on controversial topics like abortion, gun control or immigration can be difficult.  This is because these topics tend to generate powerful emotional responses that lead to arguments that are heavy on opinion, and light on fact.

This guide is designed to help you make informed arguments on controversial topics using facts.  The tutorial pages below will walk you through the research process, and help you evaluate the sources you find to determine if they are reliable.

The "Library Resources" page includes links to library databases, and online government, news and statistical resources.

Good Luck!