SIRS Knowledge Source

Discover Both Sides of the Story

Whether you're preparing for a debate or just trying to understand a friend's perspective on an issue, SIRS Knowledge Source is a good place to start.

  • Prepare for an upcoming debate or persuasive speech.
  • Gather sources for an argumentative essay.
  • Win an argument.
  • Gain a balanced perspective on current events and controversial issues.
Photo of a debate
"You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant." - Harlan Ellison

What You Get

  • Overview of the issue from both sides
  • Point and counterpoint (i.e. argument and opposing argument)
  • Related nonprofit organizations, news stories and key terms
  • Primary source documents
  • Historic and government documents
  • Directories and almanacs
  • and more...

What You Need

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