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ENG 110: Intro to Speech - Black

Resources for Persuasive Speeches

The Opposing Viewpoints in Context database is made up of sections devoted to various issues in modern society. Within each section, you'll find many different kinds of resources that deal with all sides of the issue.

The links below will each bring you to a page that provides lists of sources that address a specific issue. You can use the "search within results" box to search for something more specific about the topic highlighted. For example, on the Global Warming and Climate Change page, you might try searching "legislation" if you want to investigate the kinds of laws being passed to deal with climate change. Click on the title of a resource to access it. Once you've done so, you can use the "cite" button at the top of the page to generate an automatic citation for that resource to add to your works cited page.

Here's a sampling of the issues you can research in Opposing Viewpoints in Context that may be relevant to your speech.

How can we prevent the drastic effects of climate change?

Should states be allowed to enact restrictive voting laws?

Should internet companies be regulated by the government?

Articles recommended by Prof. Black:

  1. Perrigo, Billy. “Breaking Point.” TIME Magazine, 25 Oct. 2021, pp. 28-33. EBSCOhost, http://ezproxyrcc.helmlib.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=153000061&site=ehost-live

  2. The Climate Issue (science times), The New York Times, 4/20/2021, sect. D1. http://libraries.state.ma.us/login?gwurl=https://go.gale.com/ps/i.do?st=T004&qt=PU~%22The+New+York+Times%22~~MC~2NYT~~DA~120210420&sw=w&ty=as&it=search&sid=bookmark-STND&p=STND&s=Relevance&u=mlin_b_roxbury&v=2.1&asid=b000b103

  3. Mac, Ryan, and Sheera Frenkel. "Misinformation Tripped Alarms Inside Facebook." New York Times, 24 Oct. 2021, p. A1(L). Gale OneFile: News, https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/A679988055/STND?u=mlin_b_roxbury&sid=summon&xid=e02c201e

  4. Kwai, Isabella. "New Climate Prizes Are Awarded in London." New York Times, 18 Oct. 2021, p. A11(L). Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints, https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/A679282115/OVIC?u=mlin_b_roxbury&sid=summon&xid=11f59a15

  5. Satariano, Adam. "E.U. Digs In On Oversight Of Facebook." New York Times, 7 Oct. 2021, p. B1(L). Gale OneFile: News, https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/A678127365/STND?u=mlin_b_roxbury&sid=summon&xid=e96210ad

  6. Kang, Cecilia. "Ex-Insider Says Facebook Hid Efforts to Hook Users." New York Times, 6 Oct. 2021, p. A1(L). Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints, https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/A678010408/OVIC?u=mlin_b_roxbury&sid=summon&xid=6e74fe68

  7. Frenkel, Sheera. "Social Media Lies Inflame Israeli-Palestinian Conflict." New York Times, 15 May 2021, p. B4(L). Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints, https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/A661832043/OVIC?u=mlin_b_roxbury&sid=summon&xid=b43a7475

  8. Ovide, Shira. "Facebook Takes On 'Superspreaders'." New York Times, 31 May 2021, p. B3(L). Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints, https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/A663605896/OVIC?u=mlin_b_roxbury&sid=summon&xid=0bd6a0f5

  9. Board. "Deadline Looms for Keeping State Voting Reforms." Boston Globe, 6 Jun. 2021. Proquest, https://ezproxyrcc.helmlib.org/login?url=https://www.proquest.com/newspapers/deadline-looms-keeping-state-voting-reforms/docview/2537225054/se-2?accountid=39471

  10. Ulloa, Jazmine. "On Voting Rights, Chief Justice Roberts is Far from a Moderating Voice." Boston Globe, 14 Aug. 2021. Proquest, https://ezproxyrcc.helmlib.org/login?url=https://www.proquest.com/newspapers/on-voting-rights-chief-justice-roberts-is-far/docview/2561099718/se-2?accountid=39471

  11. Plumer, Brad, and Henry Fountain. "A Hotter Future Is Now Inevitable, A U.N. Report Says." New York Times, 9 Aug. 2021, p. A1(L). Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints, https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/A671205800/OVIC?u=mlin_b_roxbury&sid=summon&xid=f3137e9a

  12. Bennhold, Katrin. "German Village Rethinks Footprint After Floods." New York Times, 7 Aug. 2021, p. A1(L). Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints, https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/A671020840/OVIC?u=mlin_b_roxbury&sid=summon&xid=88188937

  13. Wines, Michael. "Democrats Strain to Halt G.O.P. Voting Restrictions." New York Times, 13 July 2021, p. A15(L). Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints, https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/A668271895/OVIC?u=mlin_b_roxbury&sid=summon&xid=bff3d950

  14. Flavelle, Christopher, and Kalen Goodluck. "Native Americans Feel Brunt of Climate Change." New York Times, 28 June 2021, p. A1(L). Gale In Context: Biography, https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/A666658360/BIC?u=mlin_b_roxbury&sid=summon&xid=fd0a4b28

  15. Benner, Katie, et al. "Georgia Is Sued by Justice Dept. Over Voting Law." New York Times, 26 June 2021, p. A1(L). Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints, https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/A666480954/OVIC?u=mlin_b_roxbury&sid=summon&xid=67ff73ad

  16. Friedman, Lisa. "Biden Warns of Effects Of Inaction on Climate." New York Times, 18 Sept. 2021, p. A7(L). Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints, https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/A675884514/OVIC?u=mlin_b_roxbury&sid=summon&xid=8e252ef9

  17. The New York Times Magazine, The Climate Issue 6/27/2021. http://libraries.state.ma.us/login?gwurl=https://go.gale.com/ps/i.do?st=T003&qt=PU~%22The+New+York+Times+Magazine%22~~MC~1232~~DA~120210627&sw=w&ty=as&it=search&sid=bookmark-AONE&p=AONE&s=Relevance&u=mlin_b_roxbury&v=2.1&asid=ff4921e5

  18. Sengupta, Somini. "Cities Embrace Visions of Electric Mass Transit." New York Times, 3 Oct. 2021, p. A1(L). Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints, https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/A677668770/OVIC?u=mlin_b_roxbury&sid=summon&xid=94e4fcbb

  19. Andreoni, Manuela, et al. "Destroying the Amazon for Leather Auto Seats," The New York Times, 11/18/2021. pp. 1, A1,A6- A-8. https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/A682902552/SP24?u=mlin_b_roxbury&sid=bookmark-SP24&xid=f8bb048d