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CQ Press Library Database Collections

The CQ Press Library Database Collections are the definitive resources for researchers seeking information on all aspects of American government, politics, and policy. These powerful online tools offer researchers – whether students, scholars, professionals, or interested citizens – a range of tools for discovering and understanding a wealth of authoritative content.

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Points of View

Points of View Reference Center contains 400 topics, each with an overview (objective background / description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument). Each topic features a Guide to Critical Analysis which helps the reader evaluate the controversy and enhances students’ ability to read critically, develop their own perspective on the issues, and write or debate an effective argument on the topic.

Border and Migration Studies Online

In 2015, the world recorded the largest number of displaced individuals in modern history. Across Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Europe, the environmental, financial, political, and cultural impacts of migrant populations and borderland disputes dominate headlines. Yet in order to contextualize modern crises, it is vital to understand the historical, geographic, demographic, economic, social, and diplomatic dimensions of past border and migration issues.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Gale's Opposing Viewpoints In Context is the premier online resource covering today's hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana. This cross-curricular research database supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Informed, differing views help learners develop critical-thinking skills and draw their own conclusions.

Issues & Controversies in American History

Issues & Controversies in American History demonstrates the importance of ideas and actions in history and helps students analyze conflicts, prepare for debates, and write research reports. Presented in a pro/con format that clearly explains both sides of the historical dispute, each article is supported by a timeline and a wealth of primary sources. Some articles feature original videos with historic footage, special educator resources, and a counterfactual “what if” section speculating on how history might have turned out differently had people made other decisions.

Issues & Controversies

Featuring a dynamic design and a wealth of features, Issues & Controversies helps researchers understand today’s crucial issues by exploring hundreds of hot topics in politics, government, business, society, education, and popular culture. Our issue and article pages make it simple to see all of the available content in one place;

CQ Researcher

CQ Researcher offers weekly, single-topic, digital reports researched and written by experienced journalists. These reports provide students and faculty with the perfect first step in research and discovery on timely social, political and policy topics. An online subscription lets you search the past 10 years’ worth of issues plus receive 44 new reports each year.