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English 1000 - Marc McKee

Background/Overview Sources

The links below will provide you with information on the social issue that you choose to cover. These sources are meant to be a starting point for your research and should give you ideas for a narrower aspect on a particular social issue.

CQ Researcher
CQ Researcher provides in-depth weekly reports on current and controversial issues. After you click on the link, simply perform a quick search in the box at the top of the screen. Keep in mind this site covers broad issues, so here it is best to use broad terms when searching (i.e. "gun control", "health care", etc.). In a CQ Researcher report you will find a general outline of the topic as well as statistics, a pro/con discussion, and many references for further research.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.