Research issues in the news, policy topics, and debate style topics.
- Points of View Reference Center
Provides 255 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide.
- Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Covers a variety of social topics. Includes viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents.
Many article databases will allow you to just search just the editorial/commentary sections. For example:
- In Academic Search Complete use the "Document Type" field to limit to Editorials.
- In the Proquest Newsstand databases, use the "Document Type" field to search for Commentary.
Check database Help screens for more information if you need guidance.
- CQ Researcher
A weekly publication providing original in-depth analysis of the most current major and controversial issues of the day, 1991 - present.
- Encyclopedia of Bioethics
Provides ethical arguments on a variety of current topics, ranging from abortion to euthanasia. Also provides a Further Reading selection for each subject.
- CQ Historic Documents
More than 2,500 primary sources covering current events around the world from 1972 to present. An introduction for each document provides historical and intellectual context.
- Proquest Current Bibliographies
Current topic subject guides that provide annotated lists of sources, mostly government documents and data sets.
- CSA Discovery Guides
Short briefs on a variety of subjects.
- United Nations - Global Issues
Offers overviews and insights into the most pressing issues on the UNs' agenda.
- CQ Weekly
News from the U.S Congress - summaries of what legislation is being introduced, votes, and analysis of the discussions and legislation.
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