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ENC 1101 (Udho) - Argumentative Essay: In Depth Research

This is a research guide for students in Professor Udho's English Composition I class on West Campus. It contains resources and suggestions to complete your assignment.

Suggested Resources

The library provides access to many subject specific resources. For example, if you are looking for a specific example of a real life case you can search a news resource or if you were interested in the medical aspects you could search a medical resource and so on.

During this in depth research phase you may develop more questions that you may need to address. For example:

  • Have you made any assumptions about your proposed change? 
  • What are the implications of the change on the various groups?
  • Would it affect the main groups differently?
  • Are these assumptions accurate?
  • What information can you provide to strengthen your point?
  • Is there an alternative interpretation of the information you have found?


Scholarly journal articles provide access to expert research studies about a topic. Remember you are required to find two peer reviewed-articles.

Searching CINAHL (Academic Search Complete)

The video below reviews how to search the CINAHL database.


News sources such as radio boardcasts, television reports and newspaper articles provide information on current events.

Sometimes, newspapers include opinion articles which provide the points of view from supporters or opponents of an issue. These opinion articles are called Letters to the Editor or Editorials. These opinion articles are a good place to find out about interest groups or organizations who may be working on solutions for your particular community problem.