Spartan Debate Topic 2009
Resolved: The United Stated federal government should substantially increase social services for persons living in poverty in the United States.
Finding Background Information
Use the following sources to find background information. Reference books are a good source of background information and can help you:
- Explore a topic: find out what has been said about this subject, trends, issues, etc.
- Identify and define unfamiliar terms or people in your reading
- Find references to other books and articles on the subject
- Find specific keywords to use in online searches
The following are a selected list of reference books, as well as a web site defining poverty and poverty measures.