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Premier online resource for helping students explore today's hottest social issues from all perspectives. * Note: Only 85-90% of each Reference title is included in the database. Some material is omitted because of online rights issues.
Global Issues In Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Browse podcasts, video, and interactive graphs by Issues and Topics, and Country Finder.
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Reuters - Reuters' editorial policy states: "We are committed to reporting the facts and in all situations avoid the use of emotive terms. The only exception is when we are quoting someone directly or in indirect speech."
Largest online archive of public opinion. Database includes access to thousands of survey questions and datasets generated since the 1930's. Create a personal account for customization. Maximum download is 500 iPOLL questions at once. PLEASE READ USER RESPONSIBILITIES BEFORE USING THIS DATABASE.
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