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Current Issues

A guide for researching current issues and controversial topics in the news and public debate, with emphasis on writing argumentative essays about these topics.

Researching the Internet

Open web sources can be searched, typically using search engines such as Google, and are available on the internet without requiring authentication (such as user name & password, or a payment being made).

Because anyone can publish anything online, it is very important to take extra time evaluating these resources.

Google News

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Fact Checking Websites

Websites focused on current issues

Governmental Websites