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Opposing Viewpoints In Context

A social issues database with full-text periodical articles, viewpoint essays, reference material, statistics, topic overviews and websites, organized under popular research topic headings.

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Weekly Congressional Quarterly Press reports offering analysis of most current major controversial issues with summaries, pros and cons, statistics, and bibliographies. CQ Press archives date back to 1991.

American Mosaic: The African American Experience

A full-text digital resource exploring the history and culture of African Americans, as well as the greater Black Diaspora. Includes a wealth of primary sources.

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