This research guide is intended to help you find current political or controversal issues. You will find databases, books and websites listed. Librarians at Skagit Valley college welcome your inquiries and hope to make your research experience successful.
Contact a librarian:
Mount Vernon Campus: Norwood Cole Library
360.416.7847 or email@example.com
Whidbey Island Campus
360.675.5321 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ASK A LIBRARIAN provides 24/7 reference. Follow the directions at the SVC web page [http://library.skagit.edu ]
These are the 5 best sources for you to start with.
EbscoHost and ProQuest are article databases with articles from magazines, journals and newspapers. They are available 24/7 with reliable sources. Both databases have full-text articles (you can read them online). You can print, copy, or e-mail articles and you get help with citing.
Find film clips or complete films on your topic. You can download the url for a paper, class presentation, etc.
Researches issues that are controversial and important, and work to present them in a balanced, comprehensive, straightforward, and primarily pro-con format.
provides a concise and thoroughly researched summary of issues and controversies in today's news, including historical background on the issues and a synopsis of all sides of the debate.