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Recommended online resources by subject


Biography research- Online resources: A list of recommended online resources and websites.


Career Information Occupational Outlook Handbook The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations. (From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.)


American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) A national organization that works daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Click on Issues or use the search icon: 🔎 Lawyers, Legal Forms, Law Books & Software, Free Legal Information


New York Times Newspaper Full-text coverage, 1980 to current.


Sports topics Resources with free information about Entertainment, Leisure, and Sports. (Free from the Internet Public Library but no longer updated.)

Debates and Persuasive Essays  

AllSides  Uses media bias ratings to provide balanced news, perspectives and issues across the political spectrum.

Public Agenda Online. Contains current issues from abortion to social security. Each issue includes background, public opinion and links to resources and sources. Click on Issue Guides

You Debate provides the currently debated issues, as well as a directory of broad categories such as health, religion and politics. Search by keyword. You are a couple of clicks away from the actual information. TIP: Search using "pro issues" or "con issues" to find arguments. Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues --Facts, news, and thousands of diverse pro and con opinions on controversial topics.

Hot Topics -- from University of Louisville

Research Guide on Paper Topics -- from University Library at California State University, Long Beach-- scroll down to see many other links to topics of interest

Recommended websites Browse by subject. Online resources recommended by the Santa Cruz Public Library. (On the left-hand side of the page.)