Current, Controversial Topics: A Research Guide

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Use Special Features in SIRS

SIRS Issues Researcher

See if your topic is listed under Browse all Pro/Con issues in the center of the main search page.

When you click on a topic, you'll see a brief Overview of the issue and at least one Essential Question.

Note that each Essential Question can be turned into a thesis statement!                                                                 

SIRS Essential questions

When you click on an Essential Question, you are given a thesis statement/argument for each side of the issue, as well as three articles that support each side.

Viewpoint 1: Homework disrupts family time.Viewpoint 2: Homework helps improve academic performance


Scroll down to see the full results list of full-text articles and other sources.

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