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Finding Information on Current Controversial Topics


These resources are good for exploring current controversial topics and for gathering background information:

  • Points of View Reference Center - Full-text database which provides students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. 270+ topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide. Presents a balance of materials from all viewpoints, including Sources: 1,200 main essays, leading political magazines from both sides of the aisle, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents & reference books.

Locating Scholarly Articles/Sources