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Researching an Argument: Home

This guide will help you research and find evidence to support an argument. Students writing an argumentative essay for ENGL&101, creating a persuasive speech, or taking CMST 245 will find this guide useful.

Research an Argument Guide

This guide will help you develop your topic and argument by showing you how and where to research to find supporting evidence.

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

Select the tabs above to learn how to:

  • Select a topic
  • Find background information
  • Examine the existing arguments
  • Find evidence in books, articles, statistics, and websites
  • Get help

Persuasive argumentation

Albertin, Walter, photographer. "Why We Can't Wait Speech" by Martin Luther King Jr. June 8, 1964.

Image Source: 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