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Hot Research Topics & Controversial Issues   Tags: blogs, hot_topics, policy  

Research issues in the news, policy topics, and debate style topics.
Last Updated: Aug 27, 2014 URL: http://libraryguides.binghamton.edu/issues Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Pros/Cons:

  • Points of View Reference Center  Icon
    Provides 255 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide.
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context  Icon
    Covers a variety of social topics. Includes viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents.

Editorials/Commentary:

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. 
 

Sources:

  • CQ Researcher  Icon
    A weekly publication providing original in-depth analysis of the most current major and controversial issues of the day, 1991 - present.
  • Encyclopedia of Bioethics  Icon
    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  Icon
    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  Icon
    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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