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SIRS Knowledge Source
Discover Both Sides of the Story
Whether you're preparing for a debate or just trying to understand a friend's perspective on an issue, SIRS Knowledge Source is a good place to start.
- Prepare for an upcoming debate or persuasive speech.
- Gather sources for an argumentative essay.
- Win an argument.
- Gain a balanced perspective on current events and controversial issues.
“You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.”
- Harlan Ellison
What You Get
- Overview of the issue from both sides
- Point and counterpoint (i.e. argument and opposing argument)
- Related nonprofit organizations, news stories and key terms
- Primary source documents
- Historic and government documents
- Directories and almanacs
- and more...
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- Issues & Controversies
- Points of View Reference Center
- More about pro/con issues