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Lowering the legal drinking age
Legalization of marijuana (or generally anything to do with marijuana!)
Restrictions on elderly driving
Violence in or related to video games/movies/rap or heavy metal lyrics (any argument related to this is forbidden)
What Are Databases and Why You Need Them
Controversial Issue Databases -- these databases specialize in covering controversial topics
- to browse for a topic
- to narrow your topic from general to specific, e.g. from gun control to waiting periods for gun purchase
- find opposing arguments (hint: look at the Viewpoints essays in Opposing Viewpoints)
Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
This is a general or interdisciplinary database, meaning that it has a little bit about many topics. It is often a good starting point, especially if you are not finding information in the other databases.
Orlando Sentinel (NewsBank)
If you have selected a local topic, then the Orlando Sentinel is your best starting point.