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OnRamps Rhetoric Research Guide

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Use these databases to find out more about a topic or issue, identify stakeholders, and learn key terms and vocabulary.

Opposing Viewpoints - What will I find here?
You'll find multiple viewpoints on an issue in essays- rarely just pro and con.
These essays are excerpted from a source (journal, magazine, newspaper, report, government publication, website, blog, etc.). The articles are rarely strict reproductions of the original source -- they have been trimmed down considerably, edited, reformatted, and section titles have often been added that were not in the original document.
You'll also find journal articles, news articles, statistics and more. 

How do I find the original document?
At the end of every entry you will see the citation: 
check citation at bottom of article to see where the essay is excerpted from
Now I know that this essay was published first in the Huffington Post under a different title. I can find that original article if I like and read the whole thing. 

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