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CMST 213 Social Media (Neffenger)

Use Reference to Find High-Level Overviews on Your Topic

Searching for Arguments

If you start to explore the arguments connected to your moral issue using a controversial issues database like CQ Researcher or Opposing Viewpoints in Context, be aware of how these tools organize their information:

  1. Content is organized around the general issue, and views are shown within the report / section

  2. Overview / Background / Reference information will be less biased and more aimed at showing the scope of the issue.

  3. Viewpoints or Pro/Cons will give you samples of specific arguments for or against more focused aspects of the issue.

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CQ Researcher article showing the Pro/Con section as a sample

Reference @ Holman