I am Meg Hawkins your ENC 1101 librarian.
Take a look at the slides and information from Purdue's OWL site on Argumentative Essays
If you are unsure, The SCF Library also has a featured video database called Research Companion that can help
Check out the tutorials created by SCF Librarians using our resources
Once you are ready to look for information, start with the SCF Library databases or quick search catalog.
Have "keywords" ready to try in the search boxes. You might need to try combinations or synonyms.
Select FULL TEXT when available.
Email the document to yourself for safekeeping.
Follow recommended evaluation steps & use the CRAAP test to see if your sources are valid.
Make sure all citation elements are easy to find.
If you paraphrase, quote, or summarize information, make sure you CITE it.
Correct formatting mistakes and any missing information from your citations.