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Controversial Issues/Pros and Cons

A guide to finding books, articles and other materials on controversial issues. Writing an argumentative essay? This is the guide for you!

How to get research help

When you need research assistance there are many options available to you:

  • See a librarian at the reference desk on the 2nd floor of either the Library at Red Mountain or Paul A. Elsner Library 
  • Call either of the library reference desks: Red Mountain 480-654-7740, Paul A. Elsner 480-461-7682  
  • Start a chat session with a librarian 24/7


A good research paper should...

A good research paper should include information from a variety of sources:

  • Books
  • Encyclopedias and other reference works
  • Magazines and journals
  • Newspapers
  • The Internet

While the Internet may provide useful information, it may not be your best source.  Examine each of these resources available only through the library.  If you are doing a report on a controversial subject or need articles that express an option about a topic, these library resources are perfect for you.