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Your #1 Resource for this project is the Opposing Viewpoints Database.  Here you will find entire "topic pages" on most of the topics.  They will include overview articles, viewpoint essays, statistics, infographics, recent news articles and analysis from magazines and journals.  Even if there's no "topic page", you will still find coverage of practically every topic.  ProCon is a similar, free site.  Use the Gale eBooks and ABC-CLIO (check out the ISSUES database specifically) for more historical background and context.  Click the tabs at the top of this page for MLA Citation Help, Quality News Sources and Political Cartoons.

Gale E-Books

A large collection of Reference Titles in E-book form.   Our collection is strong for history and biographical subjects.

Offsite password: empirelink or sutherland

New York Times

(Through Gale Power Search)

TIP: Click on a date to browse, or use the search box to the right.

Project Packet

Opposing Viewpoints

Opposing Viewpoints features VIEWPOINT essays (opinionated pieces) on a large number of controversial topics, along with news items, reference articles, media and much more.

Offsite password: empirelink or sutherland


This free site from Britannica includes good side-by-side comparisons of viewpoints on controversial issues, with strong supporting materials.  Check their sources at the bottom, and google the authors/titles to use them yourself.

TIP: Look for the CITE THIS PAGE button (choose MLA) under a blue quotation mark (") or in the blue bar at the bottom.  If there's no button, look for the Author link near the top. The site is very inconsistent with location, but it's always there somewhere!  ALSO - add a period at the end (they left it off).



User: sutherland, password: school


JSTOR is a collection of Journal Articles, Primary Sources and Books.  Recommended for more advanced research needs.

Offsite user: sutherlandhs
password: school



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