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Good arguing!

Welcome to the library subject guide "Researching an Argument."

Formulating a well-supported argument takes work. Good arguments are supported by evidence, and finding evidence means doing some research.

This guide will help you select a good topic, find background information on your topic, examine the existing argument around your topic, and find evidence (from books, articles, web sites, and statistics) to support your argument.

Persuasive argumentation

Fig.1. Albertin, Walter, photographer. "Why We Can't Wait Speech" by Martin Luther King Jr. June 8, 1964. Web. Image in the Public Domain, Library of Congress New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c22985