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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 shot for a topic, as well as find a wealth of material about it all in one place.

Your Hawk Card is also your Library Card

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.

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