Primary Source vs. Secondary Source: How to Tell the Difference

Remember the good ol’ days when research meant Googling your topic and using just about any source that popped up in your search results? Life then was easy. Carefree. As you’ve gotten older, though, life has become more complex. Of course, it’s complicated in more ways than we can discuss here, but I’m referring specifically …

10 Sources on the Advantages and Disadvantages of Technology to Support Your Essay

Most of us think technology is pretty awesome—that is, until you go on a late-night fast food run and the drive-thru voice tells you that the credit card machine is down (and of course you have no cash to pay for your burger and fries). Or maybe technology is great because you can take an …

20 Technology Addiction Articles to Support Your Persuasive Essay

Ask yourself this—how many hours do you spend interacting with technology each week?? Add up the number of hours you spend each week on Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, and other social media sites. Now add to that the number of hours each week you spend surfing the web, playing video games, or completing some other online …

20 Animal Testing Articles to Support Your Persuasive Essay

If I say “animal testing,” which of the following two images comes to mind? Image #1: Professional, ethical scientists carefully monitoring and testing animals and developing life-saving cures. Image #2: People needlessly injecting, probing, and torturing defenseless animals. While some of you may have an image that’s somewhere between ethical testing and torture, I’m sure …

Evaluating Websites: What You Need to Know to Find Great Sources

Ask any old person (that is, anyone over the age of 40) about what it was like researching and evaluating sources 20+ years ago. They’ll tell you about a strange process of going to the library to read books, take notes, and make copies—all without using a single computer. Another strange anomaly of researching in …

15 Globalization Articles to Support Your Pros and Cons Essay

Our world is shrinking every day – how do you like it? From the telegraph to the internet, from rails to jumbo jets, advances in communication and travel technology have connected people across the globe. Some of these connections have promoted prosperity while others have been problematic. For better or worse, globalization is a complex …

8 Nature vs. Nurture Articles to Support Your Persuasive Essay

There are a few age-old debates in this world, and you have just been assigned one for your next persuasive essay—nature vs. nurture. Biologists, psychologists, sociologists and others have been arguing for decades about whether nature (a person’s biology or genetic makeup) or nurture (a person’s environment) has more of an impact in the person’s …