Contemporary issues may include controversial topics. Often sources identify contemporary issues as "Hot Topics."
When an issue is controversial, examine a source's coverage to know if the source provides two or more sides (the pros and cons) of the issue.
See the guides at the left regarding fact v. fiction and source bias.
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Related UCC Library SUBJECT GUIDES include: Affordable Care Act AKA Obamacare ; Criminal Justice ; Economics ; Education ; Government ; News ; Opinion Polls and Statistics ; Political Science and Public Policy ; Sociology.