Web Sites

Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues

Find good research topics here. There is an overview of each topic and the top pros and cons.

Click the purple Cite button at the top to find the MLA citation.



LHS Online Catalog

Use the online catalog to find what books are in the LHS library.

There is also a large collection of Opposing Viewpoints books. Click on Resource Lists on left. Click on Public Lists on top right. Select Opposing Viewpoints.


To access these databases from home, get the passwords from the media specialists.


World Book Online

Find good general information in World Book Online. Find the MLA citation at the bottom of the page.



Williamsburg Regional Library-  Points of View Reference Center

Use the “click here to access database” link.

Log in with  WJCC and your school ID.  For example: wjcc1234567890

Scroll down to view the list of topics, and select your topic.

In the middle, there is an overview, vocabulary, and the history of the topic.

On the right, there are Points (pros) and Counterpoints (cons) about the topic. There is also a Guide to Critical Analysis which outlines the steps to research this topic.

On the left are links to articles (newspapers, magazines, etc.) about the topic.

On the far right is a Cite button to find the MLA citation.




Use NoodleTools to create save citations.



Note-Taking Template

Note-Taking Template

Save this in your OneNote Folder or your Student Drive.