Using Contemporary Issues Databases

The contemporary issues databases are designed for beginning 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.


Contempory Issues Database Menu

There are many similarities between these kinds of databases, particularly between Opposing Viewpoints, Issues and Controversies, and CQ Researcher. All three include such features as a self-citing articles, related articles and content, and topic/subject listings. Let's take a look at both the starting page and an article page for the Comtemporary Issues database Opposing Viewpoints, which will give you an idea of some of the features offered by these databases.


Opposing Viewpoints: Starting Page

Opposing Viewpoints: Starting Page



Now let's take a look at the features included with an issue page of Opposing Viewpoints.


Opposing Viewpoints: Issue Page

Opposing Viewpoints Issue Page




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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On the issues page of Opposing Viewpoints, you will find articles and links to additional resources.



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