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Organizations often provide statistics. Try the recommended web sites in Opposing Viewpoints in Context and CQ Researcher Plus Archive.
Reports are often a good source of statistics. While doing your research, pay attention to reports referenced in articles. Often you can google the name of the report and read it online. For example, an article might a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey that talks about whether high school seniors text while driving. Google Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey texting to find this survey.
Independent research organizations and government agencies are good sources for statistics.
CQ Researcher (CQ Press)Designed for researchers seeking original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news. 44 reports on "hot" issues produced yearly, including four expanded reports. Includes charts, graphs and sidebar articles. Also contains the complete archive of Editorial Research Reports—the venerable precursor to CQ Researcher—dating back to 1923 which includes over 3,000 in-depth reports
Funded by: Statewide Allocation
The following library databases contain images that you can reuse in presentations.
Issues and Controversies (Infobase Publishing)Offers a wealth of current topics research information, including pro/con discussions of hot issues, newspaper editorials, numerical snapshots of key topics, photos and graphics, and selected historical source documents.
Funded by: College
Opposing Viewpoints (Gale In Context)Online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Features continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
Funded by: Statewide Allocation
Global Issues (Gale in Context) (Gale)Offers global perspectives on issues of international importance and current world events and topics in the news related to these issues. Not a pro and con database, Global Issues in Context ties together a variety of sources to present a rich analysis of issues – social, political, military, economic, environmental, science, health, cultural – and headlines in world hot spots.
Funded by: College (FALSC Group License)
Global Road Warrior (World Trade Press)The most comprehensive business travel, telecommunications and business culture reference available in the world. The Global Road Warrior covers 175 countries in three volumes of 3,840 full-sized pages.
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