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Current Events/Pro and Con Topics

Tutorial:
New! This online tutorial features three databases useful for researching current events and controversial topics : Opposing Viewpoints, CQ Researcher, and Issues & Controversies.

Hover your mouse over a database title for a detailed description.

Recommended:

CQ RESEARCHER In-depth reports on political and social issues, each 12,000-word report is investigated and written by a seasoned journalist. (Librarian's Pick!)

FACTIVA A product of Dow Jones. Provides full-text of over 10,000 magazine, journals, local, national and international newspapers and news wires. Allows users to conduct in-depth research on companies, industries, regional affairs, and news.

ISSUES: UNDERSTANDING CONTROVERSY AND SOCIETY Understanding Controversy and Society helps students develop an in-depth understanding of how society shapes and is shaped by controversy. Issues addresses more than 200 of today's most significant social issues, compiling information in more than 3,500 articles and 7,500 multimedia primary sources.

ISSUES & CONTROVERSIES Factual analysis of controversial topics, with clear explanations of opposing points of view. Also includes chronologies, illustrations, maps, tables, sidebars, and bibliographies. (Librarian's Pick!)

NEWSPAPER SOURCE PLUS Regional, national, and international newspapers including New York Times, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, and Washington Post. Also contains full-text television & radio news transcripts.

OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS One-stop source for information on social issues, including viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles. (Librarian's Pick!)

TODAY'S SCIENCE Presents the latest scientific discoveries and fundamental concepts that underlie them. Covers health, environment, technology, life, physical, earth, and space sciences.

WORLD NEWS DIGEST Day by day accounts of news and events world-wide from 1940 to the present.

 

Additional:

ACADEMIC SEARCH COMPLETE Comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database covering all academic areas of study.

GENERAL REFERENCE CENTER GOLD General interest database including articles from newspapers, reference books, and periodicals. Covers current events, popular culture, business and industry, arts and sciences, sports, and more.

MASTERFILE PREMIER Multidisciplinary database covering subject areas of general interest. Includes reference books, biographies, primary source documents, and an image collection of photos, maps and flags.

 

Also Try:

CREDO Reference     
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encyclopedias, dictionaries and reference books!!!

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