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Global Issues Guide: Home

A starting point for a wide range of global issues topics


This research guide provides a starting point for a variety of Global Issues

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Getting Started - Top Choices!

Search for books, ebooks, videos, and more: Primo

With Primo, you can search everything (including the Internet) or limit the search to the library catalog or databases.  Search the library catalog to find books & videos.  Some ebooks included in the library catalog but can be searched in Academic Search Premier. (Login using MySVC account) 

Search for credible articles online: Databases

Library databases are provided by different companies and have unique features.  For that reason, we recommend that students search the databases individually for the best results.  Databases that are especially useful for these topics are listed below.

Academic Search Premier

Great source for scholarly journal and magazine articles.  Many articles full-text.  Print, email, or download.  Citations.


Use to find ful-text magazine, newspaper, and journal articles.  Print or email.  Citations.

Facts on File: Issues and Controversies

Use to explore current issues and events with in-depth articles made to inspire thought-provoking debates.

Use to fine both sides of an argument,  Print or email.  Citation.


Free on-line videos and clips for the social science and humanities

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