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Access to CCHS Subscription Databases
To help students, researchers, and readers understand the critical issues we face today, Issues & Controversies explores and analyzes hundreds of hot topics in politics, business, government, crime, law, energy, education, health, family, science, foreign policy, race, rights, society, and culture. Updated weekly, with a wire-service newsfeed providing the latest headline stories, Issues & Controversies offers in-depth articles designed to inspire thought-provoking debates and research papers. updates combined with an attractive and user-friendly interface make this an excellent starting point for information on global issues. A browsable topic list leads to landing pages with background and curated content (biographies, primary sources). An interactive map provides topics linked to specific areas. Integration with Google Drive and OneDrive is supported, and citation help is easy to find. Journal, newspaper, and magazine coverage from around the world helps students explore issues from a global perspective.
Nature Research is here to serve the research community by publishing it's most significant discoveries—findings that advance knowledge and address some of the greatest challenges that we face as a society today. Our journals publish not only primary research but also reviews, critical comment, news, and analysis. Viewpoints In Context is a rich resource for debaters and includes pro/con viewpoints, reference articles, interactive maps, infographics, and more. A category on the National Debate Topic provides quick and easy access to content on frequently studied and discussed issues. Periodical content covers current events, news and commentary, economics, environmental issues, political science, and more. American, the longest continuously published magazine in the U.S., has been bringing its readers' unique insights about developments in science and technology for more than 170 years. portal searches three databases: Issues Researcher, Government Reporter, and Renaissance, the latter of which covers contemporary issues in arts and culture. It offers material on relevant, often hot-button topics, with recent articles from a wide variety of sources. Issues Researcher has a browsable list of pro/con topics, with timelines, critical thinking prompts, essential questions, and more.

Science In Context showcases how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues ranging from bacteria to obesity and weather.

The collection includes millions of full-text articles that includes national and global publications as well as 200+ experiments, projects, and top reference content.
Facts On File World News Digest is a permanent record of the essential facts of the news as reported in the major newspapers, news magazines, and online news outlets of the U.S., Canada, Britain, Australia, and elsewhere in the world. The emphasis throughout is on the factual content rather than opinion or analysis. The editors of Facts On File World News Digest research and distill key news information every week from more than 100 major newspapers, news magazines, other periodicals, and government and online sources from the U.S. and around the world. The news information is cross-checked for accuracy, and the summaries are written and edited for maximum clarity and swift retrieval of factual information.

Additional Databases to use with advanced searching and peer-reviewed articles: