Guide to Online Sources
Covers the most current and controversial issues of the day with complete summaries, all the pros and cons, two bibliographies, and more.
CSA Discovery Guides
Discovery Guides brief you in the basics of a subject and offer recent insights to improve your understanding.
Access to Congressional Research Service daily and weekly reports by date, category, author, etc.
Issue Tracker (On CQ Researcher)
Research on today’s issues from one of the best research organizations in the U.S.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale) (formerly Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center)
Articles, statistics, court cases, etc… on various hot topics.
Rand Organization Research Reports
RAND does research on critical issues of particular relevance to the public policy debate.
SIRS Researcher on the Web
Provides access to full-text articles, documents and graphics from SIRS reference databases.
"Each [New York Times] topic page collects all the news, reference and archival information, photos, graphics, audio and video files published on topics ranging from Madonna to Myanmar. This treasure trove is available without charge on articles going back to 1981" (rom the description on the NYT Web site).
Topic Search (On EBSCO Host)
Articles from journals and newspapers classified by current topic.
Access to full-text periodicals in all fields.
Academic Search Premier
full text articles from journals and magazine.
Expanded Academic ASAP
Access to articles from the humanities, social science and science journals.
Wilson Omni File
Articles from 7 major databases in major subjects.
UC Library Catalog
Use a keyword search in the Library Catalog
Statistical Universe will identify the sources of statistics is all fields and in many cases leads you to the actual statistics.
Fedstats (U.S. Government Statistics)
Find statistics from various U.S. government agencies.
See more online statistical resources at e-Reference - Statistics
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
An organization devoted to defending human and civil rights.
Amnesty International (AI) is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights.
Brookings is a nonprofit organization that analyzes current and emerging issues.
Human Rights watch
Works to prevent discrimination, uphold political freedom, protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime, and to bring offenders to justice.
Moving Ideas: The Electronic Policy Network
Network of more than 185 progressive research, policy and advocacy organizations; policy info and activism opportunities.
National Public Radio
NPR website has transcript of programs that have dealt with controversial topics.
Provides research that bridges the gap between American leaders and what the public really thinks about issues ranging from education to foreign policy to immigration to religion and civility in American life.
A nonpartisan economic and social policy research organization.
Polling the Nations
Polling the Nations is a compilation of more than 14,000 surveys conducted by over 1000 polling organizations in the United States and 100 other countries from 1986 to the present time.
The Gallup Brain is a searchable, living record of 70 years of public opinion. Inside, you'll find answers to more than 136,000 questions, and responses from more than 3.5 million people interviewed by The Gallup Poll since 1935.