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Best FCC Databases for Background Information on Education Topics
Gale Virtual Reference Library This link opens in a new window
The Library's Wikipedia! Search a number of specialized encyclopedias in biography, law, business, substance abuse, multiculturalism, education and more.
CQ Researcher This link opens in a new window
Overviews of current controversies in public policy.
Other Sources of Background Information on Education Topics
Chronicle of Higher Education This link opens in a new window
Presents news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty and student affairs professionals. On-campus access requires no login. Off-campus access requires the creation of a Chronicle account using your FCC email.
Issues and Controversies This link opens in a new window
Overviews of controversial issues with arguments and counter arguments for each issue. Recommend browsing issues rather than searching.
National Newspapers (ProQuest) This link opens in a new window
Full-text articles from The Christian Science Monitor, the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and the Baltimore Sun newspapers starting in 1970 to the present.
New York Times Historical Edition This link opens in a new window
Full text of articles from The New York Times from 1851 through 2003.
Teacher Reference Center (EBSCO) This link opens in a new window
Popular teacher and educator trade journals. TO LIMIT TO SCHOLARLY ARTICLES CHECK THE "Peer Reviewed" BOX.
Award winning nonpartisan site on controversial issues.
A nonprofit, nonpartisan research and citizen education resource, founded by social scientist, Daniel Yankelovich and former Secretary of State Cyrus Vance. Includes statistics, results of polls, policy proposals, and much more.
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