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SOC 1, Gibbs : Finding your topic

Finding Background Information

Online Resources

  • New York Times: Times Topics         Each topic page collects all the news, reference and archival information, photos, graphics, audio           and video files published on a variety of topics. 

    "Promoting critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship by presenting controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan, primarily pro-con format."

  • Social Issues Research Guide

    Although this guide is geared to middle and high school students, it is also an excellent place for college students to start their search for web resources.

  • U.S. Dept. of State Background Notes

    Background Notes include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty.

Google Scholar Search