CAS 100A (Moore)

The library resources below will be helpful in gathering information for your informative and persuasive speeches. Also, check the information found on the START in the Library page and the Need Ideas? page.


Opposing Viewpoints in Context
This databases provides research and background information on controversial social issues. Viewpoint essays are supplemented by statistics, primary documents, websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.

CQ Researcher
This databases explores in-depth, “hot issues” currently being discussed in the news. Topics include social issues, politics, economics, the environment, education, science, and more. Each issue report includes an overview, pro-con issue statements, a chronology of important events, and a bibliography.

ProQuest (Multiple Databases)
Use the search strategy below to limit your search results to opinion and commentary articles. Add additional keywords if you are looking for a particular topic:

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ProQuest search strategy


Gale Virtual Reference Library
This database includes full-text encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources in a wide variety of subject fields.