When conducting academic research, you will often come across opposing ideas and views. Scholars exchange these contrasting views—support, or refute them—in published academic literature or conferences. This way, they take part in a process known as "scholarly conversation" . When you write an academic paper, you are, actually, participating in the scholarly conversation by contributing your own viewpoints, which may or may not coincide with those of other scholars.
Search the following databases for material and ideas on various controversial issues from a variety of sources. You can view material in a pro/con list by issue. For information on how to access these databases from off-campus, you may consult our off-campus access page.
Watch the following video to get a better idea of what the concept of scholarly conversation is all about.