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Tips for Finding Quality Websites
Google Advanced Search can be very helpful for finding reliable websites for your Persuasive Speech. See the Informative Speech/Websites page for information.
These Library databases are recommended for most Persuasive Speech topics. Find high-quality, reliable information from journal articles, newspapers, and websites.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Lots of information on contemporary social issues from many sources, including journals, magazines, newspapers and websites. Try this one first!
The entry point for all of the EBSCOhost databases.
This database has thousands of full-text newspaper articles from the US and beyond. Click on the "Search the News" box, enter your search terms, and change the Source Type to Newspapers.
See the box below this one to watch a video tutorial that will get you started with Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center.
For EBSCOhost and LexisNexis Academic, go to the Informative Speech/eReference and Articles page and look for the tutorials.
Opposing Viewpoints tutorial