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Contemporary Issues: Resources


Contemporary Issue Databases and Websites

The library has several databases that specialize in presenting the debate for contemporary topics.


Online Reference Databases

One of the best ways to find basic facts and background information or to get a broad understanding of your topic is to use reference resources.


Article Databases

The library has hundreds of databases that you can use to research contemporary issues.  Here are two general, multidisciplinary databases that will let you find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles on most topics. You can also look at the subject guides to find databases that are discipline-specific.