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Pro/Con & Controversial Issues (Ybor City): Welcome

Resources online and in Ybor City Campus Library for argumentative papers and persuasive speeches on current social issues.

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Before you start researching your argumentative paper or persuasive speech, you need to pick a topic. Pick something that interests you, because it will make your project easier and more enjoyable.

Your instructor may want you to stay away from over-used topics, but don't worry. These resources can help you to shop for a topic—and find tons of material about it—all in one place.

Your Hawk Card is also your Library Card

New! Connect to HCC Libraries Online via Canvas, no separate log-in required. Find out how

Hawk Card

With the HawkCard you can:

  • Check out books, etc. from the library
  • Use HCC's online research resources
  • Print and photocopy

Access the online resources linked from the HCC Libraries site:

  1. Your "Borrower ID" is your 7-digit student ID# (or employee ID#) on your Hawk Card.
  2. Input the last 4 digits of your ID# for the PIN. Looks like this.
  3. For example, if your ID# were 0456789, your PIN would be 6789.
  4. To change your PIN access “My Account”. Click “PIN” to change it.
  5. Having trouble logging in? Contact an HCC campus library.