Pew Research CenterPew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research. Pew Research Center does not take policy positions.
United Nations: Global Issues OverviewWhile the UN's main mission is conflict resolution and peacekeeping, it is also engaged in a wide array of activities to improve people’s lives around the world. An overview of some of these issues in depth, and links to other resources where you can get additional information.
Choosing a Topic: Library Databases
Browse these library databases for lists of popular or current topics in the news for potential paper topics.
Opposing Viewpoints (Gale In Context)This link opens in a new windowOne-stop source for information on social issues. Provides current event topics and the facts as well as the arguments of each topic's proponents and detractors.
See what current topics are by reading newspaper articles currently in the news. Look at the categories under "suggested topics" and "hot topics" in the Quick Links box.
Explora (BadgerLink)This link opens in a new windowReliable information on 1000s of topics, with a wide range of subjects like: art & music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures & languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health & sports.
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Health and Wellness (Gale)This link opens in a new windowThis database provides access to medical, statistical, and health-related information from reference books, magazines, journals, newspapers, pamphlets and streaming videos.
Keywords: Medication, allied health, surgical, nursing, medicine, alternative health, drugs