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Tiverton High School Library: Gray: SIFT and Argument Essay 2021

SIFT Method of Information Evaluation

STE Fact Checking and BBC Fake News Glossary

Factitious Game

MLA Formatting Help

Personal Interview Citation:

Personal interviews refer to those interviews that you conduct yourself. List the interview by the name of the interviewee. Include the descriptor Personal interview and the date of the interview.

Smith, Jane. Personal interview. 19 May 2014.

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 Search Tips

Use Google "News" tab  OR

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