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Current Affairs Databases

Global Issues in Context
  • Designed to support global awareness by integrating news, global viewpoints, reference, country information, primary source documents, videos, statistics, and more
  • Focuses on broad issues such as poverty and nuclear proliferation as well as targeted issues such as the intergovernmental panel on climate change, the Syrian Civil War, genetically modified foods, internet control and security, and privacy rights

Opposing Viewpoints
  • A cross-curricular research tool covering today’s hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana, with the aim of presenting the informed, differing views of each side of an issue to help students develop information literacy, critical thinking skills, and the confidence to draw their own valid conclusions

World Data Analyst
  • Current and historical statistics on the countries of the world
  • Allows users to create tables and charts, or to export information into a spreadsheet for deeper analysis
  • Links to country articles from the Britannica Concise Encyclopedia