Countries, Cultures & Current Events

Countries & Cultures

CultureGrams
What's Idaho's state bird? What's a popular food in Algeria? For fast facts and in-depth info about states and countries, this is a great starting place for homework or just satisfying curiosity.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Dig in to this printable library of thousands of eBooks and encyclopedia articles on almost every subject. You can email or download, too! Start here for books like the Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, the Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, and the Encyclopedia of Disability.

Society & Current Events

Global Issues in Context
Features international viewpoints on a broad range of global issues and current world events. Each topic is explored in depth with videos, podcasts, interactive graphs and maps, and an overview of the issue. Browse by country or topic, or search to find precisely what you are looking for. Updated daily. AZ State Library Access
Opposing Viewpoints in ContextOpposing Viewpoints in Context
Delve into today's hot-button social issues by hearing opposing opinions in a context that makes sense. With magazine and journal articles, videos and images, interactive maps, statistics, and primary sources, you can get all the facts on controversial topics and make up your own mind. AZ State Library Access
Points of View Reference Center
Find out both sides of the story on just about every current controversial issue you can think of.AZ State Library Access
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Dig in to this printable library of thousands of eBooks and encyclopedia articles on almost every subject. You can email or download, too! Look here for books on topics such as health care, teen pregnancy, animal welfare, child welfare, and medical marijuana.AZ State Library Access

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