Current Issues for ENGL 1A

This pathfinder is a guide to help you begin your research. As sources and topics in the field of current issues are vast, this pathfinder provides only representative examples of the research paths you can pursue. For more assistance, you may contact the librarian.

Because some ENGL 1A courses allow students to research any current issue (with no restriction as to topic or location), some ENGL 1A courses allow students to research only local current issues, and some ENGL 1A courses allow students to research only education-related current issues, each heading (yellow) within this pathfinder contains three subheadings (blue) addressing each of these prompt variations.  If you are allowed to research any current issue, please see the subheadings labeled “Current Issues (no restrictions)“; if you are allowed to research only local current issues, please see the subheadings labeled “Local Current Issues“; and if you are allowed to research only education-related current issues, please see the subheadings labeled “Education-related Current Issues .”

Keywords or Subject Search Terms (Examples)

Following is a sample list of keywords and subject search terms to help you begin your search. Please bear in mind that these are only sample search terms and that there are many other search terms you can use. If the term or concept you are seeking is not listed here, just type it into one of the search fields and go from there.  You can use these terms to search in the online catalog (Polaris) or any of the online subscription databases (ProQuest, ebrary, Credo Reference, etc.) mentioned here.

Current Issues (no restrictions)

Because such a wide range of current issues exists, it is impossible to list keywords or subject search terms for all possible current issues.  However, the following resources provide extensive lists of suggested current issues.

  • CQ Researcher 
    • This database includes pro/con viewpoints on a wide variety of current issues.  Click the “Pro/Con” tab in the left-side panel to browse an extensive list of suggested current issues.  This online database is accessible via the MyCampus Portal.   Here are MyCampus Portal login instructions.
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context
    • This database provides pro/con essays from the Opposing Viewpoints book series, magazine and newspaper articles, and some journal articles, as well as excerpts from reference books, statistical sources, primary documents, and Web links.  Click on the “Issues” tab to view an extensive list of suggested current issues.  This online databases is accessible via the MyCampus Portal.   Here are MyCampus Portal login instructions.
  • Topics – http://www.rlc.dcccd.edu/library/pdfs/topics.pdf
    • This document from Richland College provides an extensive list of topic ideas for current issues research.
  • Wikipedia: List of Controversial Issues – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:List_of_controversial_issues
    • While Wikipedia is not considered a credible source for research citation, this Web page does provide an extensive list of suggested current issues.  If you select a current issue from this list on Wikipedia, you should then use credible sources to further expand your research on the topic.

Local Current Issues

Because such a wide range of current issues exists, it is impossible to list keywords or subject search terms for all possible current issues.  However, the following resources provide extensive lists of suggested current issues.  When selecting a current issue, keep in mind that the topic should be one that can be researched at the local level.

  • CQ Researcher 
    • This database includes pro/con viewpoints on a wide variety of current issues.  Click the “Pro/Con” tab in the left-side panel to browse an extensive list of suggested current issues.  This online database is accessible via the MyCampus Portal.   Here are MyCampus Portal login instructions.
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context
    • This database provides pro/con essays from the Opposing Viewpoints book series, magazine and newspaper articles, and some journal articles, as well as excerpts from reference books, statistical sources, primary documents, and Web links.  Click on the “Issues” tab to view an extensive list of suggested current issues.  This online databases is accessible via the MyCampus Portal.   Here are MyCampus Portal login instructions.
  • Topics – http://www.rlc.dcccd.edu/library/pdfs/topics.pdf
    • This document from Richland College provides an extensive list of topic ideas for current issues research.
  • Wikipedia: List of Controversial Issues – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:List_of_controversial_issues
    • While Wikipedia is not considered a credible source for research citation, this Web page does provide an extensive list of suggested current issues.  If you select a current issue from this list on Wikipedia, you should then use credible sources to further expand your research on the topic.

Education-related Current Issues

  • Academic achievement
  • Admission
  • Adult education
  • All-age schools
  • Charter schools
  • College attendance
  • College choice
  • College costs
  • College dropouts
  • College students
  • College students with disabilities
  • College teaching
  • Community and junior colleges
  • Community colleges
  • Community-school relations
  • Curricula
  • Curriculum evaluation
  • Curriculum planning
  • Distance education
  • Early childhood education
  • Education
  • Education and state
  • Educational accountability
  • Educational attainment
  • Educational change
  • Educational equalization
  • Educational evaluation
  • Educational leadership
  • Educational mobility
  • Educational policy
  • Educational tests and measurements
  • Effective teaching
  • Elementary education
  • English as a second language
  • Exceptional students
  • Higher education
  • Instructional systems
  • Learning
  • Learning ability
  • Learning disabled
  • Literacy
  • Minority students
  • Motivation in education
  • Multicultural education
  • Preschool
  • Preschool and technology
  • Public education
  • Public schools
  • Religion in public schools
  • Rural schools
  • School environment
  • School improvement programs
  • School policy
  • School principals
  • School systems
  • Schooling
  • Secondary education
  • Sex differences in education
  • Single-sex schools
  • Small schools
  • Special education
  • Student aspirations
  • Student performance
  • Students
  • Teacher-community relations
  • Teacher-principal relations
  • Teaching
  • Technical education
  • Universities and colleges
  • Urban schools
  • Violence in schools
  • Vocational education

Browsing Areas In Yuba College Library Shelves

The Library uses the Dewey Decimal Classification system to catalog its holdings. If students are browsing the Yuba College Library shelves for their research, the following sections of the Library would be most helpful:

Current Issues (no restrictions)

Because such a wide range of current issues exists, it is impossible to list the Dewey Decimal Classification system call numbers for all possible current issues.  This is the time for you to explore the Library’s shelves!

Local Current Issues

Because such a wide range of current issues exists, it is impossible to list the Dewey Decimal Classification system call numbers for all possible current issues.  This is the time for you to explore the Library’s shelves!  When selecting current issue resources, keep in mind that the topic should be one that can be researched at the local level.

Education-related Current Issues

  • 306.43
  • 370
  • 371
  • 372
  • 373
  • 374
  • 375
  • 378
  • 379

Yuba College Library Online Catalog

Polaris is Yuba College Library’s online catalog system.  Students can perform searches of the Library’s holdings, check the availability of texts, and find related texts (using the left navigation panel on the returned listings page), among other things.

There are several ways you can begin your search on Polaris. “Keyword” searching works similar to Google. Just type in your search terms and choose among the suggestions from the drop-down menu or use your own terms. You can also use the “Browse” tab to search by subject headings, title, and author. Type in your desired terms and browse the results to narrow your search. While “Advanced” searching allows you to search all record fields, should you require something more specific, “Boolean” searching allows you to combine search terms with And, Or, and Not to build complex searches.  Based on your needs, choose your search strategy accordingly.

Also, be sure to use the left navigation panel in Polaris for assistance in narrowing your search results or finding related search results.

http://yccd.polarislibrary.com/search/default.aspx?ctx=3.1033.0.0.3&type=Default

Current Issues Resources Found in Polaris

Following is a selection of current issues resources found in Polaris. Many more are available by using the search terms above. These are only some suggestions.

Current Issues (no restrictions)

Because such a wide range of current issues exists, it is impossible to list resources found in Polaris for all possible current issues.  This is the time for you to explore the online catalog!  To find books on a specific current issue, search for that topic in Polaris using keywords or subject search terms.

Additionally, the Library’s collection includes the At IssueContemporary IssuesCurrent ControversiesOpposing Viewpoints, Reference Shelf, and Taking Sides book series, which explore a wide variety of current issues by providing opposing opinions on controversial topics.  These book series may be used to generate topic ideas, find information about those topics ideas, as well as locate additional resources.  Search for “At Issue,” “Contemporary Issues,” “Current Controversies,” “Opposing Viewpoints,” “Reference Shelf,” and “Taking Sides” in Polaris to locate these book series or simply click on the links below to view search results in Polaris for these book series.

Local Current Issues

Because such a wide range of current issues exists, it is impossible to list resources found in Polaris for all possible current issues.  This is the time for you to explore the online catalog!  To find books on a specific current issue, search for that topic in Polaris using keywords or subject search terms.  When selecting current issue resources, keep in mind that the topic should be one that can be researched at the local level.

Additionally, the Library’s collection includes the At Issue, Contemporary Issues, Current ControversiesOpposing Viewpoints, Reference Shelf, and Taking Sides book series, which explore a wide variety of current issues by providing opposing opinions on controversial topics.  These book series may be used to generate topic ideas, find information about those topics ideas, as well as locate additional resources.  Search for “At Issue,” “Contemporary Issues,” “Current Controversies,” “Opposing Viewpoints,” “Reference Shelf,” and “Taking Sides” in Polaris to locate these book series or simply click on the links below to view search results in Polaris for these book series.  Although these book series address current issues from a broad perspective, they can be used as supporting material when researching local current issues.

Education-related Current Issues

  • 370.117 C785; A world of difference: Readings on teaching young children in a diverse society; Copple, Carol (Ed.); 2003
  • 370.117 D435 2006; What if all the kids are white?: Anti-bias multicultural education with young children and families; Derman-Sparks, Louise; 2006
  • 370.117 G6268 7th ED.; Multicultural education in a pluralistic society; Gollnick, Donna M.; 2006
  • 370.13 R72; Math matters: The link between high school curriculum, college graduation, and earnings; Rose, Heather; 2001
  • 370.973 H371; Education; Haugen, David and Musser, Susan (Eds.); 2009
  • 371 W125; Making the grade: Reinventing America’s schools; Wagner, Tony; 2002
  • 371.01 ED83Education: Opposing viewpoints; Williams, Mary E. (Ed.); 2005
  • 371.01 H516; Charter schools; Henningfeld, Diane Andrews (Ed.); 2008
  • 371.2 C9625; The blackboard and the bottom line: Why schools can’t be businesses; Cuban, Larry; 2004
  • 371.207 E216; How to walk to school: Blueprint for a neighborhood school renaissance; Edelberg, Jacqueline; 2009
  • 371.782 L454; Books, blackboards, and bullets: School shootings and violence in America; Lebrun, Marcel; 2009
  • 371.826 M6121 2009; Gender, bullying, and harrassment: Strategies to end sexism and homophobia in schools; Meyer, Elizabeth J.; 2009
  • 372.21 F959; Standardized childhood: The political and cultural struggle over early education; Fuller, Bruce; 2007
  • 373.19 S889; The feel-good curriculum: The dumbing-down of America’s kids in the name of self-esteem; Stout, Maureen; 2000
  • 378.1213 N424; No university is an island: Saving academic freedom; Nelson, Cary; 2010
  • 378.1213 S; The lost soul of higher education: Corporatization, the assault on academic freedom, and the end of the American university; Schrecker, Ellen; 2010
  • 378.125 G1181 2008; Teaching unprepared students: Strategies for promoting success and retention in higher education; Gabriel, Kathleen F.; 2008
  • 378.3809 L289 2009; The rising cost of college; Lankford, Ronald D. (Ed.); 2009
  • 378.73 B6370; Our underachieving colleges: A candid look at how much students learn and why they should be learning more; Bok, Derek Curtis; 2006
  • 379.11 R72S; School resources and academic standards in California: Lessons from the schoolhouse; Rose, Heather; 2006
  • 379.122 R72; High expectations, modest means; The challenge facing California’s public schools; Rose, Heather … [et al.]; 2003
  • 379.26 K121; All together now: Creating middle-class schools through public school choice; Kahlenberg, Richard D.; 2001
  • 379.26 L144; The case for affirmative action in university admissions; Laird, Bob; 2005
  • 379.263 K849; The shame of the nation: The restoration of apartheid schooling in America; Kozol, Jonathan; 2005
  • 379.73 R256 2010; The death and life of the great American school system: How testing and choice are undermining education; Ravitch, Diane; 2010

Additionally, the Library’s collection includes the At Issue: Education and Contemporary Education Issues series, which explore a variety of current issues within education by providing opposing opinions on controversial topics.  These book series may be used to generate topic ideas, find information about those topics ideas, as well as locate additional resources.  Search for “At Issue: Education” or “Contemporary Education Issues” in Polaris to locate these book series or simply click on the links below to view search results in Polaris for these book series.

Yuba College Library Online Subscription Databases

Online subscription databases are available via the MyCampus Portal.  Here are MyCampus Portal login instructions.

Current Issues (no restrictions)

  • ABC-CLIO
    • This database covers current topics in American government as well as the Latino American experience.
  • Aztlan
    • This database provides access to the journal Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies.  Covers topics dealing with the Chicano experience, including immigrants and migrants from Mexico.
  • CountryWatch
    • This database provides up-to-date news and information on each of the recognized countries of the world.
  • CQ Researcher 
    • This database includes pro/con viewpoints on a wide variety of current issues.  Click the “Pro/Con” tab in the left-side panel to browse a list of current issues or use the database’s search feature to search for current issues via keyword.  Searching or browsing the database will retrieve lengthy reports about a broad range of social issues. Each report includes an overview and a pro/con section about the topic.
  • Credo Reference
    • This database provides access to hundreds of reference books in a broad range of subjects.  Search results can be narrowed using numerous options listed in the left-side column on the page displaying search results.
  • ebrary
    • This database provides access to research, reference, and reading materials in eBook format.   Search results can be sorted using tools listed in the right-side column on the page displaying search results.
  • EBSCO:  eBook Collection
    • This database provides access to research, reference, and reading materials in eBook format.  Search results can be refined using numerous options listed in the left-side column on the page displaying search results.
  • EBSCO:  Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
    • This database provides encyclopedic entries, images, and brief biographies covering an array of topics.
  • EBSCO:  GreenFILE
    • This database covers all aspects of human impact to the environment, including content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations, and local/national governments, as well as what can be done at each level to minimize these effects.  Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.
  • EBSCO:  Newspaper Source Plus
    • This database provides access to full-text newspaper articles as well as television and radio news transcripts.
  • EBSCO:  Regional Business News
    • This database provides access to full-text regional business publications, covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
  • Encyclopedia Brittanica 
    • This database provides access to Encyclopædia Britannica, Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines and periodicals, as well as additional sources and resource tools.
  • JSTOR
    • This database provides full-text articles on multidisciplinary topics.  To gain full access to articles, you must log in to JSTOR using your WebAdvisor credentials.
  • NewsBank
    • This database provides access to local, state, national, and international newspapers, as well as news video clips, transcripts, business journals, popular periodicals, and government documents.
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context
    • This database provides access to pro/con viewpoint essays, topic overviews, primary source documents, biographies of social activists and reformers, court-case overviews, journal articles, statistical tables/charts/graphs, images, and podcasts, covering today’s most controversial social issues.  Click the “Issues” tab in the top menu to browse a list of current issues or use the database’s search feature to search for current issues via keyword.
  • ProQuest
    • This database provides full-text articles on multidisciplinary topics.  Search results can be sorted or narrowed using numerous options listed in the right-side column on the page displaying search results.
  • RAND California
    • This database provides access to data and statistics at the national, state, county, and city levels regarding the topics of business, economics, community, education, energy, environment, government finance, health, socioeconomic, population, as well as demographics.
  • WilsonWeb
    • This database provides access to the Current Issues: Environment, Current Issues: Health, and Current Issues: Ref Shelf Plus databases, covering environmental, health, social, political, scientific, religion, education, energy, media, economic, and global issues.

Local Current Issues

  • ABC-CLIO
    • This database covers current topics in American government as well as the Latino American experience.
  • Aztlan
    • This database provides access to the journal Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies.  Covers topics dealing with the Chicano experience, including immigrants and migrants from Mexico.
  • CQ Researcher 
    • This database includes pro/con viewpoints on a wide variety of current issues.  Click the “Pro/Con” tab in the left-side panel to browse a list of current issues or use the database’s search feature to search for current issues via keyword.  Searching or browsing the database will retrieve lengthy reports about a broad range of social issues. Each report includes an overview and a pro/con section about the topic.
  • Credo Reference
    • This database provides access to hundreds of reference books in a broad range of subjects.  Search results can be narrowed using numerous options listed in the left-side column on the page displaying search results.
  • ebrary
    • This database provides access to research, reference, and reading materials in eBook format.   Search results can be sorted using tools listed in the right-side column on the page displaying search results.
  • EBSCO:  eBook Collection
    • This database provides access to research, reference, and reading materials in eBook format.  Search results can be refined using numerous options listed in the left-side column on the page displaying search results.
  • EBSCO:  Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
    • This database provides encyclopedic entries, images, and brief biographies covering an array of topics.
  • EBSCO:  GreenFILE
    • This database covers all aspects of human impact to the environment, including content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations, and local/national governments, as well as what can be done at each level to minimize these effects.  Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.
  • EBSCO:  Newspaper Source Plus
    • This database provides access to full-text newspaper articles as well as television and radio news transcripts.
  • EBSCO:  Regional Business News
    • This database provides access to full-text regional business publications, covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
  • Encyclopedia Brittanica 
    • This database provides access to Encyclopædia Britannica, Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines and periodicals, as well as additional sources and resource tools.
  • JSTOR
    • This database provides full-text articles on multidisciplinary topics.  To gain full access to articles, you must log in to JSTOR using your WebAdvisor credentials.
  • NewsBank
    • This database provides access to local, state, national, and international newspapers, as well as news video clips, transcripts, business journals, popular periodicals, and government documents.
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context
    • This database provides access to pro/con viewpoint essays, topic overviews, primary source documents, biographies of social activists and reformers, court-case overviews, journal articles, statistical tables/charts/graphs, images, and podcasts, covering today’s most controversial social issues.  Click the “Issues” tab in the top menu to browse a list of current issues or use the database’s search feature to search for current issues via keyword.
  • ProQuest
    • This database provides full-text articles on multidisciplinary topics.  Search results can be sorted or narrowed using numerous options listed in the right-side column on the page displaying search results.
  • RAND California
    • This database provides access to data and statistics at the national, state, county, and city levels regarding the topics of business, economics, community, education, energy, environment, government finance, health, socioeconomic, population, as well as demographics.
  • WilsonWeb
    • This database provides access to the Current Issues: Environment, Current Issues: Health, and Current Issues: Ref Shelf Plus databases, covering environmental, health, social, political, scientific, religion, education, energy, media, economic, and global issues.

Education-related Current Issues

  • CountryWatch
    • This database provides up-to-date news and information on each of the recognized countries of the world.  Select “Country Data” in the left-side column to access education-related data.
  • CQ Researcher 
    • This database includes pro/con viewpoints on a wide variety of current issues.  Click the “Pro/Con” tab in the left-side panel to browse a list of current issues or use the database’s search feature to search for current issues via keyword.  Searching or browsing the database will retrieve lengthy reports about a broad range of social issues. Each report includes an overview and a pro/con section about the topic.
  • Credo Reference
    • This database provides access to hundreds of reference books in a broad range of subjects.  Search results can be narrowed using numerous options listed in the left-side column on the page displaying search results.
  • ebrary
    • This database provides access to research, reference, and reading materials in eBook format.   Search results can be sorted using tools listed in the right-side column on the page displaying search results.
  • EBSCO:  eBook Collection
    • This database provides access to research, reference, and reading materials in eBook format.  Search results can be refined using numerous options listed in the left-side column on the page displaying search results.
  • EBSCO:  ERIC
    • ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources.
  • EBSCO:  Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
    • This database provides encyclopedic entries, images, and brief biographies covering an array of topics.
  • EBSCO:  Newspaper Source Plus
    • This database provides access to full-text newspaper articles as well as television and radio news transcripts.
  • EBSCO:  Professional Development Collection
    • This database provides access to full-text education journals as well as educational reports.
  • Encyclopedia Brittanica 
    • This database provides access to Encyclopædia Britannica, Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines and periodicals, as well as additional sources and resource tools.
  • JSTOR
    • This database provides full-text articles on multidisciplinary topics, including education.  To gain full access to articles, you must log in to JSTOR using your WebAdvisor credentials.
  • NewsBank
    • This database provides access to local, state, national, and international newspapers, as well as news video clips, transcripts, business journals, popular periodicals, and government documents.
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context
    • This database provides access to pro/con viewpoint essays, topic overviews, primary source documents, biographies of social activists and reformers, court-case overviews, journal articles, statistical tables/charts/graphs, images, and podcasts, covering today’s most controversial social issues.
  • ProQuest
    • This database provides full-text articles on multidisciplinary topics, including education.  Search results can be sorted or narrowed using numerous options listed in the right-side column on the page displaying search results.
  • RAND California
    • This database provides access to data and statistics at the national, state, county, and city levels regarding the topics of business, economics, community, education, energy, environment, government finance, health, socioeconomic, population, as well as demographics.
  • WilsonWeb
    • This database provides access to the Current Issues: Ref Shelf Plus database, which covers current issues in education, among other topics.

Print Periodicals

Print periodicals are listed in Polaris and are accessible in the Library’s periodical collection.  To search the periodical collection in Polaris, within the “Keyword” or “Advanced” tabs, select “periodical” or “serial” in the “Limit by” field.  Please ask the librarian for assistance in accessing these print periodicals if you are unable to find the periodicals while searching Polaris or are unable to locate the periodicals in the Library’s periodical collection on the shelves.

Current Issues (no restrictions)

Because such a wide range of current issues exists, it is impossible to list print periodicals for all possible current issues.  This is the time for you to explore the print periodicals collection in Polaris as well as on the Library’s shelves!

Local Current Issues

Because such a wide range of current issues exists, it is impossible to list print periodicals for all possible current issues.  This is the time for you to explore the print periodicals collection in Polaris as well as on the Library’s shelves!  When selecting current issue resources, keep in mind that the topic should be one that can be researched at the local level.

Education-related Current Issues

  • Community College Journal
  • Journal of Developmental Education
  • Online Cl@ssroom: Ideas for Effective Online Instruction
  • The Teaching Professor
  • T.H.E. Journal: Technological Horizons in Education
  • Young Children

Free Web Resources

Current Issues (no restrictions)

Government:  Federal

  • FedStats – http://www.fedstats.gov/
    • This website provides access to a wide range of statistical data produced by the Federal Government from more than 100 Federal government agencies, covering topics such as economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production, and more.

Multimedia

  • FRONTLINE – http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/view/
    • This website from PBS provides access to all FRONTLINE television programs available online.  FRONTLINE programs are in-depth documentaries covering a wide variety of subjects, which are distributed through the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).

News Aggregators

  • Google News – http://news.google.com/
    • This website from Google provides access to continuously updated news stories from over 4,000 news sources.  In the text field box, click on the drop-down arrow to access Advanced News Search options.
  • Stateline – http://www.stateline.org/live/
    • This website from the Pew Center on the States provides access to news stories on both the state and national level, with articles compiled from the latest news sources around the country as well as originating from original reporting from the Pew Center on the States’ journalism team.
  • Yahoo! News – http://news.yahoo.com/
    • This website from Yahoo! provides access to continuously updated news stories from news sources around the world.  The Yahoo! Advanced News Search provides additional options for searching Yahoo! News.

Newspapers:  Local

Newspapers:  National

Newspapers:  State

Pro-Con

  • ProCon.org – http://www.procon.org/
    • This website from ProCon. org, a nonprofit and non-partisan charity, covers controversial issues primarily by providing pro-con quotes from the foremost authorities in their respective fields.  Topics covered include Education, Election & Presidents, Health & Medicine, Media & Entertainment, Money & Business, Politics, Religion, Science & Technology, Sex & Gender, Sports, and World/International.
  • Public Agenda – http://www.publicagenda.org/
    • This website from Public Agenda, a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization, provides unbiased, pro-con information on a wide range of current issues, bridging the gap between American leaders and public opinion.

Public Opinion

  • Polling Report – http://pollingreport.com/
    • This website from Polling Report, a nonpartisan resource, aggregates the most current trends in American public opinion from numerous polling sources on a wide variety of topics.

Publications

  • Google Books – http://books.google.com/
    • This website from Google provides a search of books that can be previewed or read for free.
  • Google Scholar – http://scholar.google.com/
    • This website from Google provides a search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, abstracts and articles.

Local Current Issues

Government:  Local

News Aggregators

  • Google News – http://news.google.com/
    • This website from Google provides access to continuously updated news stories from over 4,000 news sources.  In the text field box, click on the drop-down arrow to access Advanced News Search options.
  • Stateline – http://www.stateline.org/live/
    • This website from the Pew Center on the States provides access to news stories on both the state and national level, with articles compiled from the latest news sources around the country as well as originating from original reporting from the Pew Center on the States’ journalism team.
  • Yahoo! News – http://news.yahoo.com/
    • This website from Yahoo! provides access to continuously updated news stories from news sources around the world.  The Yahoo! Advanced News Search provides additional options for searching Yahoo! News.

Newspapers:  Local

Newspapers:  State

Pro-Con

  • ProCon.org – http://www.procon.org/
    • This website from ProCon. org, a nonprofit and non-partisan charity, covers controversial issues primarily by providing pro-con quotes from the foremost authorities in their respective fields.  Topics covered include Education, Election & Presidents, Health & Medicine, Media & Entertainment, Money & Business, Politics, Religion, Science & Technology, Sex & Gender, Sports, and World/International.
  • Public Agenda – http://www.publicagenda.org/
    • This website from Public Agenda, a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization, provides unbiased, pro-con information on a wide range of current issues, bridging the gap between American leaders and public opinion.

Publications

  • Google Books – http://books.google.com/
    • This website from Google provides a search of books that can be previewed or read for free.
  • Google Scholar – http://scholar.google.com/
    • This website from Google provides a search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, abstracts and articles.

Education-related Current Issues

Government:  Federal

  • FedStats – http://www.fedstats.gov/
    • This website provides access to a wide range of statistical data produced by the Federal Government from more than 100 Federal government agencies, covering education as well as many other topics.
  • U.S. Department of Education – http://www.ed.gov/
    • This website from the U.S. Department of Education provides access to education-related information at the federal level of government.

Government:  State

  • California Department of Education – http://www.cde.ca.gov/index.asp
    • This website from the California Department of Education provides access to education-related information at the state level of government.

News Aggregators

  • Google News – http://news.google.com/
    • This website from Google provides access to continuously updated news stories from over 4,000 news sources.  In the text field box, click on the drop-down arrow to access Advanced News Search options.
  • Stateline – http://www.stateline.org/live/
    • This website from the Pew Center on the States provides access to news stories on both the state and national level, with articles compiled from the latest news sources around the country as well as originating from original reporting from the Pew Center on the States’ journalism team.
  • Yahoo! News – http://news.yahoo.com/
    • This website from Yahoo! provides access to continuously updated news stories from news sources around the world.  The Yahoo! Advanced News Search provides additional options for searching Yahoo! News.

Newspapers:  Local

Newspapers:  National

Newspapers:  State

Pro-Con

  • ProCon.org – http://www.procon.org/
    • This website from ProCon. org, a nonprofit and non-partisan charity, covers controversial issues primarily by providing pro-con quotes from the foremost authorities in their respective fields.  Topics covered include Education, Election & Presidents, Health & Medicine, Media & Entertainment, Money & Business, Politics, Religion, Science & Technology, Sex & Gender, Sports, and World/International.
  • Public Agenda – http://www.publicagenda.org/
    • This website from Public Agenda, a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization, provides unbiased, pro-con information on a wide range of current issues, including education, bridging the gap between American leaders and public opinion.

Public Opinion

  • Polling Report – http://pollingreport.com/
    • This website from Polling Report, a nonpartisan resource, aggregates the most current trends in American public opinion from numerous polling sources on a wide variety of topics, including education.

Publications

  • Current Issues in Education – http://cie.asu.edu/ojs/index.php/cieatasu
    • This website from Arizona State University provides access to full-text articles published in Current Issues in Education, an open access peer-reviewed academic education journal sponsored by the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College of Arizona State University.
  • Google Books – http://books.google.com/
    • This website from Google provides a search of books that can be previewed or read for free.
  • Google Scholar – http://scholar.google.com/
    • This website from Google provides a search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, abstracts and articles.
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