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Contemporary Issues

This guide will outline good options for students needing to explore current topics of concern in the world.

Contemporary Issues

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.

Step Two: Get some Quick Background Information from Britannica - The Online Encyclopedia.

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This Guide was prepared by Victoria E. Wollny, MLS. Your suggestions are welcome. Please send to or click on Comments below.

 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.

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