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Important Publications

Background & Introductory Databases

Recommended Databases


Find pro/con viewpoints on social issues and current news

  • Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints

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

  • CQ Researcher

    Weekly Congressional Quarterly Press reports offering analysis of most current major controversial issues with summaries, pros and cons, statistics, and bibliographies. 

Newspaper Articles

*MiraCosta subscribes to several magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times. Search an article title within the Library's newspaper databases.

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Film & Video Databases

MiraCosta Library subscribes to many film and video databases you can use to find documentaries about - and scholars discussing - many different topics. Check out the list of our video databases here!

Find popular movies and documentaries with SWANK and Kanopy Streaming.