Browse the New York Times online.
See the Most Popular recent stories.
See the Room for Debate online forum
A "Debatabase" of topics.
Subscription resources for topics to browse and full-text sources. (Log-in required for off-campus access)
From AllSides.com. Shows how people from across the political spectrum define, think or feel differently about the same term or issue. Provides multi-perspective analysis of controversial terms, from "abortion" to "Zionism."
These magazines in the Castleton library (and full-text in some subscription databases) tend to have substantial essays on controversial issues:
The Atlantic | Harper's | Nation | National Review |The New Republic | New Yorker | New York Times Magazine
You can search all of the magazines above at once in an advanced search in Castleton OneSearch
Start an Advanced Search. Copy the phrase in green below and paste it in a search box. Select SO Journal Title/Source from the drop-down menu and add your search term or terms in the next box.
atlantic or harper's or nation or "national review" or "new republic" or "new yorker" or "new york times magazine"
In an advanced search in Academic Search Premier, you can specify the document type you are looking for.
For example, you can limit the document type to "Editorial"
Includes the New York Times.
To search within specific magazines, like the ones suggested above, put the titles in one box and select Publication title - PUB from the drop-down menu, and add additional search terms in another box.
In ProQuest Central, in an advanced search, you can choose several types of documents.
You might try these document types:
Use the box that looks like this to select document types:
You can also limit the type of source to magazines and newspapers.