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The New York Review of Books

The Wall Street Journal - Get full digital access in school


Enjoy full access to The Wall Street Journal when you are in school on BC's campus.

The New York Times

Your BC subscription gives you unlimited access to articles from The New York Times. 

Search historical issues & primary sources through the Times Machine which has over 150 years of  NY Times journalism in its original newspaper format!

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Public Forum Debate - Case Development & Evidence

Research several arguments on both sides of the issue.

Effective persuasion requires credible, unbiased, quality supporting evidence, including:

  • facts
  • statistics
  • expert quotations
  • studies
  • polls

Select the best evidence to support the teams claims.