Controversial Issues/ Current Events Research:
Our library's online catalog (for books): http://mah.fehb.org/bin/home

SIRS issues researcher (database): http://sks.sirs.com/cgi-bin/hst-portal-res?id=SNY0525-0-6135
Pro/Con issues site: http://www.procon.org/
Pro/Con Portal: http://www.idebate.org
Social Topics research site: http://www.multcolib.org/homework/sochc.html
Analysis of public attitudes on social issues with overview, pro/con, organization links: Public Agenda

Issues and Controversies Database: http://www.2facts.com/Direct2.aspx?ItemID=WE57&ID=14416
Databases page: https://sites.google.com/site/franklinacademylibrary/encyclopedias-databases

News sites:
National Newspaper Index
New York State Newspapers Search this database of ten major newspapers published in the state of New York, including the New York Times and the New York Post.
NNY NewspapersLast 5 years of Plattsburgh and Watertown plus historic Malone and other papers
USA TODAY
Washington Post
NY Times

Science Daily: http://www.sciencedaily.com/
American Scientist: http://www.americanscientist.org/
Scientific American: http://www.scientificamerican.com/section.cfm?id=news
New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/pages/science/index.html
Discover Magazine: http://discovermagazine.com/

Law/Legal Sites:
Find Law: http://www.findlaw.com/casecode/
Legal Information Institute: http://www.law.cornell.edu/
Ben's Guide to US Government (great links to US government info): http://bensguide.gpo.gov/9-12/index.html
Health-related agencies: http://www.apha.org/about/Public+Health+Links/LinksGovernmentHealthAgencies.htm

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Internet Library and search site: Finding Dulcinea

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