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Discussions, Debates, and Persuasive Essays

For background on the subject, consult general encyclopedias such as Americana, Britannica, Colliers, World Book, etc. Look for articles on "Debate," etc. To locate materials in the Keeley Library, see the section on Finding Your Way Around the Library.

Internet Resources

Library Catalog

To locate items in the library catalog, search in iBistro. You may want to limit your search to search only the Keeley Library, instead of all of the SAILS libraries. The following subjects are just some suggestions for your search:

SIRS reprints are reprints of news and magazine articles about social issues, science, and many other topics. They are located near the Reference area. Use these to learn about different viewpoints on an issue.
For debate topics, the Taking Sides and Opposing Viewpoints book series give various viewpoints on topics.

SAILS Databases

As members of SAILS, Durfee students and teachers can access journal and newspaper articles as well as online reference books, from the library's computers and from home. Simply go to the online catalog page, access the online catalog, and click on Online Resources button.

Selected Reference Books

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