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Tiverton High School Library: Argument MLA Research

MLA Formatting Help

Great Websites for Argumentative Research

Please note: when searching Google, articles from may show up as the first links. is basically a public opinion site with users voting and commenting on issues. It is not the best site for research! Start with one of the following databases or, in Google, scroll down the list of hits and look for news sites, educational sites, etc.

Don't forget to check out the articles' bibliographies. Lots of great CREDIBLE resources there. Most can be clicked on to directly reach the article or copy & paste article info into Google to find article!

Google Site Search

Site Search--  site:  source   topic


(example--  site:  new york times gun control debate)

Other keywords:  issue, controversy, argument, supporters, opponents

Other good sources: 
                                     usa today 
                                     washington post
boston globe









RICAT Online Catalog


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To locate books:

A print book has this symbol:
Check for CALL #  (write down WHOLE THING--number AND letters!)
Check availability (on right). As long as 1 is available, you're in business!

IF the item has an  symbol, it is an ebook. You can access this with your school login.