Research Resources

Outside of club or class meetings, students spend ample time researching various cases. Students research both supportive and negative evidence against many possible cases. It is not unusual for students to spend five hours per week during the competition season researching information on the team policy debate resolution. Below is a sampling of recommended organizations for students to explore as they conduct their research.


As students research this year's resolution, they will be looking at credible sources for evidence. The following are a number of think tanks and organizations that do research on public policy issues. They represent a wide variety of political parties and beliefs and will help students as they learn more about the topic and different sides of the debate.

Please Note: Being listed does not constitute an endorsement of ideology, philosophy, policy positions, etc.