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Opposing Viewpoints This link opens in a new windowOpposing Viewpoints is a rich resource for debaters and includes viewpoints, reference articles, infographics, news, images, video, audio, and more. A category on the National Debate Topic provides quick and easy access to content on frequently studied and discussed issues. Periodical content covers current events, news and commentary, economics, environmental issues, political science, and more.
Global Issues in Context This link opens in a new windowIntegrating news, global viewpoints, reference materials, country information, primary source documents, videos, statistics, and more, Global Issues is updated daily and offers 250 country pages and more than 400 issue pages. Exclusive to Global Issues, more than 6,000 viewpoint commentaries provide background and guidance on significant topics like Food Security, Genocide, Human Rights, Extreme Weather, and more.
Issues & Controversies This link opens in a new windowIssues & Controversies helps researchers understand today’s crucial issues by exploring hundreds of hot topics in politics, government, business, society, education, and popular culture.
CQ Researcher This link opens in a new windowCQ Researcher provides original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news. Each single-themed report is researched and written by a seasoned journalist, footnoted and professionally fact checked.
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Does the article fit your topic?
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Did the article come from a credible source? Can you trust the claims that the author is making and does the author know what they’re talking about?
What sort of vetting process did the article have to go through in order to be published?
Just because someone is making an argument, doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s a good argument. Look out for logical fallacies.
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