Current & Controversial Issues

  • Best Databases

    • CQ Researcher

      CQ Researcher

      The CQ Researcher is an excellent source on the most critical events and controversial subjects of the day. Each of the 44 weekly issues offers a balanced, in-depth analysis of a contemporary topic by a veteran journalist, pro and con arguments by experts, a chronology, and annotated bibliographies to guide additional research. The CQ Researcher reports on important issues in a wide range of areas including social, economic, political, and environmental policy.

       
    • Global Issues In Context

      Global Issues In Context

      Global Issues in Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues. Each of these gateway pages includes an overview, unique "perspectives" articles written by local experts, reference, periodical, primary source and statistical information. Rich multimedia - including podcasts, video, and interactive graphs - enhance each portal. Use Browse Issues and Topics, Country Finder, Basic Search or Advanced Search to explore the database.

       
    • Issues & Controversies in American History

      Issues & Controversies in American History

      The database provides explanations of the most contentious issues in American history, contains essays of opposing points of view, as well as biographies, timelines, background articles, photographs, and maps.

       
    • Issues and Controversies

      Issues and Controversies

      Provides up-to-date, in-depth factual information on a broad range of current issues and controversies.

       
    • LexisNexis - News

      LexisNexis - News

      Search both United States and international newspapers, television & radio transcripts, wire services.

       
    • Opposing Viewpoints In Context

      Opposing Viewpoints In Context

      This database provides contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues including the Death Penalty, Gun Control, Genetic Engineering, Censorship, Endangered Species, and Terrorism.

       
  • General Databases

    • Academic Search Premier

      mobile version. Provides full text for nearly 4,650 serials, including full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.

       
    • Academic OneFile

      Academic OneFile is a source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's English language journals and reference sources. It has extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, & millions of full text articles available in both PDF and HTML.

       
    • Films on Demand

      Contains over 10,000 academic videos available for streaming. Watch full-length videos or one of the 90,000 video segments grouped by subject: Humanities & Social Sciences, Business & Economics, Science & Mathematics, Health & Medicine. Films on Demand also offers videos about careers.

       
 
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