September Featured Resource: Issues & Controversies

Issues & Controversies helps researchers understand today’s crucial issues by exploring hot topics in business, politics, government, education and popular culture. Resources include: pro/con statements, timelines, primary sources & statistical tables and editorial cartoons & newspaper editorials.

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The Intelligence Squared U.S. Debate Series featuring some of the most prominent political figures, journalists, academics, and experts is included in Issues & Controversies. A searchable, interactive transcript is available for each debate and allows viewers to navigate to specific points in the debate using the predefined segments. Player controls (play/pause, volume, closed-captioning, and full-screen) are located beneath the player window.

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June Featured Resource: Archives Unbound

Archives Unbound collections provide unique support to learning through the use of primary sources. Discover the background of the ideas and debates that have defined our regional, national, and global society. These specialized historical document collections offer a glimpse into rare, authoritative material in a cross-searchable, digital format.

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Clayton State researchers can search the collections independently or simultaneously using the Archives Unbound platform.

  1. Confederate Newspapers: A Collection from Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia and Alabama – a mixture of issues and papers from 1861-1865
  2. Correspondence from German Concentration Camps and Prisons – consists of items originating from prisoners held in German concentration camps, internment and transit camps, Gestapo prisons, and POW camps, during and just prior to World War II
  3. Industrial Mobilization in Britain and the Ministry of Munitions, 1915-1918 – covers the unprecedented industrial mobilization of an entire economy to fight the war of 1914-1918
  4. Military Leaders of World War I: Official and Private Papers of Generaloberst Hans von Seeckt – consist of letters, diaries, newspaper clippings, maps, reports and other papers of Generaloberst Hans von Seeckt a prominent German military strategist of World War I
  5. Reporting on the Coal Industry: The Coal Trade Bulletin, 1901-1918 – traces the expansion of the coal industry in the early twentieth century and brings to life the trials and tribulations of a burgeoning industry
  6. The Savings and Loan Crisis: Loss of Public Trust and the Federal Bailout, 1989-1993 – consists of correspondence, memoranda, studies, analyses, testimony, talking points and news clippings from the White House and various staff offices and agencies detailing the origins of the S&L crisis and outlined solutions to the growing crisis in the late 1980s and early 1990s
  7. Tiananmen Square and U.S.-China relations, 1989-1993 – offers unique primary source documents relating to the demonstrations and their aftermath: public mail, memoranda, reports, cables, meeting notes, news clippings and much more

Issues & Controversies: Debate Videos

The Intelligence Squared U.S. Debate Series featuring some of the most prominent political figures, journalists, academics, and experts has been added to Issues & Controversies. A searchable, interactive transcript is available for each debate and allows viewers to navigate to specific points in the debate using the predefined segments. Player controls (play/pause, volume, closed-captioning, and full-screen) are located beneath the player window.

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Videos are grouped by subject: (1) Crime, Law & Justice, (2) Economy, Money & Business, (3) Education, (4) Energy & Environment, (5) Families & Youth, (6) Global Issues & World Affairs, (7) Government & Politics, (8) Health & Medicine, (9) Race, Rights & Liberties, (10) Science & Technology and (11) Society & Culture.

Issues & Controversies explores hot topics in business, politics, government, education and popular culture. It offers in-depth articles made to inspire thought-provoking debates.

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CQ Researcher Plus Archive: New Interface

CQ Researcher Plus Archive is celebrating it’s 90th anniversary (1923-2013) by offering a new design and a new Hot Topics feature. This new section is a perfect place to find supportive information for your persuasive essay or position paper. Each weekly publication focuses on a single topic pulled from today’s headlines.

Researchers looking for quality research information on domestic or global topics will want to use this resource. CQ Researcher reports offer comprehensive analysis of topics with footnotes, bibliographies, pro/con statement, a timeline of events, maps, charts, graphs, photographs and more.

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Recent Reports
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Climate Change
Future of the Catholic Church
Patenting Human Genes
Assisted Suicide
Mental Health Policy
Media Bias
Free Speech at Risk
Law Schools
Combat Journalism
Homeless Students
Science and Religion
Gay Marriage
Gun Control

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June Featured Resource: U.S. Bureau of Investigation Case File Archives

U.S. Bureau of Investigation Case File Archives covers case files from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), which until 1935 was called the Bureau of Investigation. The archives contain over 2.2 million pages of original historical documents. The collection includes tales of espionage and sabotage during World War I, interstate commerce and foreign affairs during the Progressive Era, records pertaining to Mexican neutrality, reports dealing with alleged violations of Federal laws, opium smuggling, mail tampering, prohibition, gangsters, and more.

Examples Files
The Investigation of William Randolph Hearst
Investigation of the Vaudville Troop Singer’s Midgets
J.Edgar Hoover puts the heat on Charlie Chaplin
Babe Ruth investigated for draft dodging
“Helen Keller” a socialist investigated by the FBI
1918: Man suspected of spreading Spanish Flu
FBI Files with photos and detailed information

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November Featured Resource: GenderWatch

GenderWatch focuses on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas.With archival material dating back to 1970, GenderWatch includes articles on topics like sexuality, religion, societal roles, feminism, masculinity, eating disorders, day care, and the workplace. It supports gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) studies; family studies; gender studies, and women’s studies with a unique interdisciplinary approach.

Publications include scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, books, government materials and special reports.

October Featured Resource: Issues & Controversies

Issues & Controversies provides information on current issues & hot topics related to business, politics, government, education and popular culture. Resources include: pro/con statements, student support tools for research & writing, primary sources & statistical tables and editorial cartoons & newspaper editorials.