COM ARTS 262: Theory and Practice of Argumentation and Debate (Fall 2019) : Background Information
Databases for Background Information
You may need to find background and contextual information. Books, especially subject encyclopedias, and some non-scholarly databases like CQ Researcher and Opposing Viewpoints can provide such information as well as sample propositions or arguments on policy issues. These non-scholarly databases are good for finding out more about your issue and understanding the different sides. However, these databases will not provide the bulk of your sources.
Example: Background Information Source
McCann, Michael, ed. Oxford Handbook of American Sports Law. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2018. Print.