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WR115 - Introduction to Composition: Find Articles and Statistics

Introduction to Composition

Using Evidence

smoking gunYou don't need to find an opinion article. Articles that contain evidence are even more useful for making an argument.  Types of evidence that can help include:

Smoking Gun photograph ©Charles Knowles, used under a CC By 2.0 license

New York Times Subscription is Free


Steps to create a New York Times account:

1. Start at the Chemeketa Community College Library homepage  (
2. On the right side of the page, click the button that says Articles & Databases
3. In the alphabetical navigation bar, click 'N' 
4. Scroll down and click on New York Times 
5. Click the button that says 'Create Account'
6. Enter your Chemeketa Community College email address and password of your choice
7. Choose the 'Student' button, then pick a graduation date (hint - it isn't picky, choose 2021, 2023, or whatever)
8. Optional alternate email - your choice
9. Optional button to receive NY Times updates - your choice
10. Click the button that says 'Sign Up'

Current Events and Debatable Topics Databases

Some article databases have a lot of content about current events and debatable topics. (CQ Researcher is also a great source for choosing a topic.)

More Articles

Find more articles in magazines, journals, and newspapers:

Find articles in reference books:

Getting Reference Help

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