To write clearly on a topic, you need to understand the context and to lay out the reasons used on various sides of an issue. To familiarize yourself with the issues, controversies, and general state of what your topic includes, you are encouraged to use these Research Databases listed below. You may only need to read enough to feel comfortable with the all the sides (pros and cons) and the general issue as it stands.
CQ Researcher This database, a part of the CQ Press Electronic Library, looks at both sides of an issue. It also presents the issue as it stands, a timeline/chronology, bibliography, and further reading. The majority of the information is for background information.
Alt-Press Watch is a full text database of selected independent newspapers, magazines, and journals of the alternative press. It provides an alternative to mainstream media perspectives on local, national, and international issues.
Ethnic NewsWatchBrings full text coverage of ethnic and minority presses from around the United States. Provides viewpoints and resources you may not find anywhere else.