Social Sciences & Humanities news: A look at both sides

Feb 08, 2017

In the course of teaching lower level undergraduate courses, faculty members have likely encountered students who simply do not want to read materials that espouse the opposite of what they believe to be true. Consider directing students to two library workhorses: CQ Researcher Global and Opposing Viewpoints. Both provide in-depth coverage of important social issues:

  • Activism
  • Juvenile offenders
  • Medical ethics
  • Biotererorism
  • Climate change
  • Elderly issues
  • Human trafficking
  • WikiLeaks,
  • And much, much more.

These sources give an overview of the topic, pro/con arguments, statistics, and references (often with links) to news articles, journal topics, and books, and they refer to other reports that might be helpful. The report dates vary, so consider cautioning your students not to get reports that were done before a certain date. These are the best two sources for helping students find an overall view of their topics.

To learn more, contact Rebecca Jackson.