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ENGL 101 - English Composition I - Allen Gleed

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What is a background database?

A background database is a database which gives you background information on a topic. Background information can include the history of a topic, the current issue involved, people connected with the topic,

What do background databases have in common?

  • They give you background information
  • They provide evaluated websites
  • They provide links to articles and books
  • They include pro/con debates
  • They include current news stories

What do background databases have in common with other databases?

  • Background databases may search by keyword or subject
  • Background databases can have a basic screen and an advanced screen

Controversial Issues Databases

Opposing Viewpoints

Opposing Viewpoints

Topic overviews, contrasting viewpoints, articles, primary source documents, statistics, videos, and recommended websites.

CQ Researcher

CQ Researcher

Analytical reports on controversial issues from 1991 to the present. Includes background, chronology, tables and maps, and pro/con statements.