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Full-text reports that cover background, main issues, pro/con, next steps, and further reading. Use the Issue Tracker to find related CQ reports and track an issue over time.
Opposing Viewpoints In Context
Access to Opposing Viewpoints in Context will no longer be provided by the Collins Memorial Library after June 25, 2021.
Full-text collection of news, opinion, reference, and academic journal articles designed to provide a variety of perspectives on controversial issues.
Pew Research Center
Is an independent, non-partisan public opinion research organization that studies attitudes toward politics, the press and public policy issues. The Center conducts regular monthly polls on politics and major policy issues as well as the News Interest Index, a weekly survey aimed at gauging the public's interest in and reaction to major news events.
Documentaries and Television News Programs
A research tool designed to provide access to historical census data and demographic information. It creates maps and reports to help users visually analyze and understand demography and social change throughout history.
Social Explorer includes the entire US Census (1790 to 2010) and the American Community Survey (2005 to 2015).
Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America by
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Publication Date: 2014
Contains 175 essays on specific minority and ethnic groups in the U.S., with an emphasis on culture in addition to information on historical background and settlement patterns.
Multicultural America: A Multimedia Encyclopedia by
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Publication Date: 2013
Explores the full spectrum of issues flowing from the increasingly multicultural canvas that is America today. Includes a thematic reader's guide, a chronology of multicultural milestones, a glossary, a resource guide to key books, journals, and Internet sites, in addition to multimedia content to augment written entries.
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The social sciences platform for SAGE and CQ Press books, reference materials and other content.
Provides full text online access to Gale electronic books, including encyclopedias and other reference resources.
Oxford African American Studies Center
A collection of full text materials focusing on the lives and events which have shaped African and African American history and culture. Includes biographies, images, primary source documents with commentaries, maps, tables and charts, and thematic timelines. Access limited to three simultaneous users.