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ENG 285.06 (Principles of Speech): Choose Your Point

This libguide has been specifically created to provide resources for Dr. Johnson's persuasive speech.

Pro/Con, Statistics, Charts and Graphs


The following databases will outline controversial issues, providing background, pro and con arguments, and links to further resources. A great "jumping off point."


CQ Researcher, Global Issues in Context and Opposing Viewpoints in Contex


Booklets and Guides

Statistics, Charts and Graphs

Independent research organizations and government agencies are good sources for statistics.

American National Election Studies (ANES)

Streaming Videos

Use streaming videos for your visual aid! Find informative and instructional videos in these databases. Clips can be easily added to presentations. Some databases allow you to create your own clips.

Demographic Data