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Project Pages: Debate Research: Topics in the Modern World

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Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints

Opposing Viewpoints is a rich resource for debaters and includes viewpoints, reference articles, infographics, news, images, video, audio, and more. A category on the National Debate Topic provides quick and easy access to content on frequently studied and discussed issues. Periodical content covers current events, news and commentary, economics, environmental issues, political science, and more.

Points of View Reference Center

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Points of View Reference Center contains resources that present multiple sides of an issue, and provides rich content to help students debate, assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills. Points of View Reference Center covers over 400 topics, each with an overview (background and description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument). Each topic features a Guide to Critical Analysis which helps the reader evaluate the controversy and enhances students’ ability to read critically, develop their own perspective on the issues, and write or debate an effective argument on the topic.

Gale in Context: High School

Integrating reference content, biographies, primary sources, multimedia, critical essays, news, academic journals and more, High School is updated daily, offering nearly 1,000 issue, topic, and geographic pages across the curriculum.

Debatabase - from International Debate Education Association


Fadilia Foundation | EN Fadilia Debate Clubs

Debatabase is an authoritative collection of over seven hundred debates mostly written by experienced debaters. They cover topics from the affirmative action to Zimbabwe, on all sorts of themes including politics, economics, religion, culture, science and society. from Brittanica

Research - The Library @CA

We present sourced pros and cons of debatable issues, as well as a host of reference information relevant to those issues, thoroughly researched and compiled by our research staff and editors. 

Allsides: Balanced News and Medial



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