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Current Events & Social Issues

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CQ Researcher
Reports address the most current and controversial issues of the day with detailed discussions of the various sides of the issues, summaries, bibliographies, and links to related stories. Pro/Con section presents opposing sides of an issue. Content goes back to 1991. more info.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Social issues covered by pro/con viewpoint essays, topic overviews, primary source documents, biographies, court-case overviews, periodical articles, statistical tables, charts and graphs, images, and podcasts. more info.

Points of View Reference Center
Essays on controversial topics that present multiple sides of a current issue. Offers questions and materials for further thought. more info.

 

Websites

Pew Research Center 
Trends, statistics and polls on topics such as Internet and technology, immigration, news media, politics and elections, religion and social trends.
http://pewresearch.org/

ProCon.org 
Presents pro and con information about timely controversial issues in a balanced, comprehensive, straightforward format.
http://www.procon.org/

Teen Kids News 
The latest news as it concerns you. Presented as a weekly 30-minute show, Teen Kids News has all young reporters bringing you current information from national and world events.
http://www.teenkidsnews.com/

Search the Opinions of the U.S. Supreme Court 
Supreme Court decisions since 1991, plus landmark cases in history. Information is from the Legal Information Institute of Cornell University.
http://supct.law.cornell.edu/supct/
search/search.html


World Food Programme 
Get involved feeding the hungry and learning what other teens are doing to fight this problem.
http://www.wfp.org/students-and-tea
chers#


ACLU: Student Rights 
Sections on discrimination, dress codes and uniforms, drug testing, zero-tolerance policy, freedom of expression, off-campus conduct, privacy, religion and sexuality.
http://www.aclu.org/standup/

Channel One News for Teens 
Breaking news, college prep, personality quizzes, new music, sports highlights, school, career info -- a wealth of online articles and videos.
http://www.channelone.com/

CNN 
Breaking U.S. and world news, politics, technology and entertainment. Links to Sports Illustrated and Money Magazine content.
http://www.cnn.com/

Environmental Protection Agency 
Environmental issues including green living, clean water, climate change, ecosystems, recycling, and more.
http://epa.gov/

Library Subject Guide: Current Events 
Check out more resources selected by Hennepin County librarians.
http://www.hclib.org/pub/search/Sub
jectGuides.cfm?Topic=Current%20
Events


Library Subject Guide: Social Issues 
Check out more resources chosen by Hennepin County librarians.
http://www.hclib.org/pub/search/Sub
jectGuides.cfm?Topic=Social%20I
ssues


National Criminal Justice Reference Service 
Find data on the death penalty, drug trafficking, hate crimes and other topics on this government website.
http://www.ncjrs.gov/viewall.html

News & Weather Subject Guide 
Additional websites and databases selected by librarians to further your search.
http://www.hclib.org/pub/search/Sub
jectGuides.cfm?Topic=News/Weather


Yahoo! En Español 
Ésta es la versión en español del motor de búsqueda Yahoo! Hay muchas categorías para facilitar la búsqueda. También se puede buscar por países específicos o en otros idiomas. Incluye correo-electrónico (e-mail) gratuito.
http://espanol.yahoo.com

Yahoo! News 
AP stories, New York Times and ABC News.
http://news.yahoo.com/

Last updated: Apr. 4, 2012
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