:Additional links for debate assignments
provides a great outline for your debate topic. The search box is located in the top right-hand corner. Use this for background information only.
offers pros and cons of some controversial issues. If your topic is listed, you're in luck.The following examples of MLA citation are offered on their website:
MLA (7th ed.):
ProCon.org. "Is There a ‘Gay’ Gene?" BornGay.ProCon.org. ProCon.org, 1 Jan. 2011. Web. 9 Jan. 2011.
ProCon.org. "Founding Fathers on Religion in Government." UnderGod.ProCon.org. ProCon.org, 1 Jan. 2011. Web. 9
provides resources on many topics. Search for statistics on your topic.
Selected links for quotes
Newspapers -Many newspapers are also available through online databases
There are thousands of search engines. Here are a few:
- Google searches websites, images, maps, and file types
- Search Yahoo offers fast access to news, stocks, images and more
- IncyWincy searches the Invisible Web
Use the following guides to determine the best search engine to use:
After reading a biography or autobiography, use Bio-Cube from Read Write Think - Thinkfinity to identify and summarize key facts.
- The Library of Congress provides historical information on American history that includes photographs, manuscripts and a variety of resources for all ages
- The National Security Archive is an independent non-governmental research institute and library located at The George Washington University. The Archive collects and publishes declassified documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.
- The Smithsonian is the world's largest museum and research complex. The website includes resources for all ages
- Mr. Holt's Pearl Harbor Webquest
- The CIA World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.
- BBC Country Profiles provides guides to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories. It also includes audio and video clips.