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"Exhibits [are materials] a writer analyzes or interprets; [they are sources] a writer offers for explication, analysis, or interpretation. The simplest sort of exhibit is the example, a concrete instance offered to illustrate some more general claim or assertion."
Full-text coverage, 1980-present, of the US newspaper of record. Offers superb coverage of national and international news, plus coverage of important speeches and documents, Supreme Court decisions, and presidential press conference transcripts.
Domestic and international newspaper articles. To limit news by regional sources, click on "sources" tab, and select United States as the country, then the region, and "news," and select the specific sources. Click "Ok-Continue" to append to your search
PolicyFile is a database of reports from think tanks, advocacy groups and research organizations addressing public policies. Note: Organizations represent diverse point of views and can be partisan. Always look at the organization's mission.
PolicyArchive is digital archive of global, non-partisan public policy research. Search for summaries and full text materials of think tank, university, government, and foundation-funded policy research.
The website's mission is to promote critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship by presenting controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan, primarily pro-con format.
Topics such as Sex and Gender, Religion, and Media and Entertainment have at least one pro/con issue. The "for" and "against" text is in two columns, preceded by a "Did you know" and followed by a background essay. Footnotes are embedded in the text with many live links.
CQ Researcher is noted for its in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Great source for background information on a topic.
Each report provides an introductory overview; background and chronology on the topic; an assessment of the current situation; tables and maps; pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions; and bibliographies of key sources.