Internet Resources - Current Issues



Databases

  • Access Video On Demand
    Enjoy instant access to world-class documentaries, award-winning educational films, independent films, and helpful instructional videos. All you need is Internet access and a valid library card number! iPad, Android, PC and Mac friendly.
    Browse related subjects: Art, Business, Consumers, Do-It-Yourself, Education, Environment, Geography, History, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Recreation, Religion, Travel
  • Global Issues in Context
    Global Issues in Context uses a wealth of resources to explain the historical and contemporary conditions necessary to understand global issues, conflicts and events. Global Issues in Context supports research in virtually every corner of the library and in a wide variety of subject areas, including sociology, current events, civics, politics, science, economics, cultural/religious studies, women’s studies, human rights, English composition and many more.Use the interactive map to search by geography, or browse by issue, country or region.
    Browse related subjects: Education, Environment, Government, News, Politics
  • Greenfile
    Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 535,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 5,800 records.
    Browse related subjects: Agriculture, Environment, Science
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale Cengage)
    A full-text database that covers multiple sides of current social issues such as immigration, abortion, drugs and capital punishment. Students can search through viewpoint essays, articles, reference sources, websites, academic journals, and statistics to find information for reports and papers. Includes video, audio streams and podcasts, interactive maps, national and global news sources updated daily, interactive maps, image gallery
    Browse related subjects: News, Pro/Con, Social Issues, Teen Homework Help
  • Rand California
    Provides demographics from the state level down to the local level, including statistics for a range of years. Allows for some customization.
    Browse related subjects: Government, Social Issues, Statistics

Did You Know?

Aerial Photos - Santz Cruz County

UCSC's McHenry Library Maps Collection has a collection of aerial photographs of Santa Cruz County from the 1920's on. They may be viewed by the public by appointment.

There is also a small collection of uncataloged aerial photos in the Local History room of the Downtown branch.

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