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STEP 2. Collect facts & evidence
Use these databases to gather general background information on both sides of controversial issues.
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Points of View Reference Center
Essays include arguments on both sides of any issue. Also included are thousands of supporting articles from the world’s top publications, radio and tv transcripts, and government documents.
PCC Library Books
Continue your research by finding books (videos, DVDs, etc.) about your topic.
Search the Library Catalog
Tips for seaching the catalog:
- USE simple words or phrases, like "health care reform" or "immigration policy."
- AVOID typing in long phrases. (See what happens when you type in "Why should we have universal health care in the United States?")
- Find books at a specific campus by clicking Modify Search
- Or request books from another campus by clicking