Here are some resources that might be helpful as a starting place for your argumentative paper. Remember you can access these off-campus with your Access ID and password.
Reference books/sources include subject encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks.
An example of a subject encyclopedia and dictionary is St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture and New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Note that as a college student, you should not use general encyclopedias such as Encyclopedia Brittanica or World Book unless permitted by your instructor. If you are not sure whether an encyclopedia is acceptable for an assignment, always ask your instructor.
Below are several library databases for reference books/sources.