Here are some links to databases and Internet websites that will help you explore perspectives on issues of global concern. Passwords for remote access are available by signing into the NPHS/MS website and selecting Research Pathfinders on the library web page.
    ABC-CLIO Issues Database - Information on key issues that affect our world and society.
    Culturegrams Links students to country reports that go beyond mere facts and figures to deliver a one-of-a-kind perspective on daily life and culture. In-depth reports covering 200+ countries, the United States, and Canada.
    CountryWatch- Up-to-date news and a wide variety of political, economic and social information on each of the recognized countries of the world for high school and college students. Country Watch Youth Edition- more graphical version, for grades 5-9.
    Select EBSCOHost Web on main menu page, then look for:
    Points of View Reference Center  provides 200 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument).
    Global Issues in Context a new database that offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events.

    Opposing View Points Database:   Opposing Viewpoints in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues.

    Portals to the World Library of Congress website contains selective links providing authoritative, in-depth information about the nations and other areas of the world. They are arranged by country or area with the links for each sorted into a wide range of broad categories.
    Global Issues and Concerns on the Internet:
    Facing History and Ourselves linking history to moral choices today.
    Foreign Policy Association Global Issues, Great Decisions Program
    Geopedia National Geographic Articles on Global Issues
    Next Vista for Learning:  Global Views provides video descriptions of life and activities in schools and communities around the world, made by and for teenagers.
    OneWorld online hub publishing news on global issues.
    World History for Us All Seven Key Themes look at history from a global perspective
    Safari Montage Video on Demand  This link is for home access onlyUse the link under Favorites when accessing Safari in school.  Use district login and password to access video files.  Search by topic or browse under subject for relevant video clips.


    World News Digest – Facts.com's news digest with current news commentary with archives back to 1940.  Historical documents and other primary sources as well as country profiles available.  
Last Modified on January 12, 2016