Using Contemporary Issues Databases

The contemporary issues databases are designed for novice researchers and they provide all types of multimedia resources while being well organized and including authoritative sources. Many of the contemporary issues databases can also provide students with guidance as to what topic they may want to research if they are having a tough time finding information or are undecided. These databases are listed within the 'Articles and Databases' link from the homepage. From that page, you can click on contemporary issues from the subject listing on the right, or just scroll down.



There are many similarities between these kinds of databases, particularly between CQ Researcher and Issues and Controversies. Both include such features as a pro/con area, self-citing articles, hierarchy based topic/subject listings, and featuring graphics and/or statistics. Let's take a look at the starting pages for both CQ Research and Issues and Controversies and note their options for searching articles.


Issues and Controversies

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CQ Researcher

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Let's take a look at the features included with every article in CQ Researcher and Issues and Controversies. Note the differences between the two, but also keep in mind that each database gives you a great deal of information and background on a huge amount of subjects.


Issues and Controversies

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CQ Researcher

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SnagLightbulb.jpg These databases are ideal for students seeking information for an argumentative paper, or needing to develop a topic idea, or however you would like to use them! They contain so much information and are continuously updated, so they are a great resource for students starting out their research!


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