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Publications covering a wide variety of academic disciplines. Includes peer-reviewed journals. Content from 1940 - present.
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Covers dozens of controversial social issues. Includes news and magazine articles, topic overviews, statistics, biographies of social activists, court cases, profiles of government agencies and special-interest groups, and links to reviewed web sites.
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Birmingham history through the current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online.
Topics and Opposing Viewpoints
- Climate Change
- Keywords: global warming, climate change, fossil fuels, microplastics, global pollution
- Keywords: sanctuary cities, ICE, naturalized citizens, refugees, legal immigration, illegal immigration
- Food insecurity
- Keywords: food deserts, hunger, poverty, food assistance, SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
- Opioid Addiction
- Prison Reform
- Keywords: for-profit prisons, federal prison, state prison, prison demographics, recidivism, Sentencing Reform Act of 1984, Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986, prison violence, prison death, rehabilitation, overcrowding
- Ownership of Exotic Animals
- Student Activism
- Keywords: college students, discrimination, protests, social media, university, higher education, Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, Women’s March, March for Our Lives
- Civil Rights
- Keywords: discrimination, systematic racism, institutional racism, race relationships, united states, U.S., black lives matter, #BLM, policing, police brutality, use-of-force legislation, defunding police, voter access, voter suppression, transphobia, LGBTQ, black-trans murders
- Quarantine Isolation Measures
- Keywords: quarantine, Covid-19, novel, coronavirus, isolation, depression, essential workers
- Keywords: marijuana, THC, CBD, legalization, THC-A,
- Keywords: electronic cigarettes, e-cigarettes, vaping, vape
- Mental Health
- Keywords: mental health, depression, anxiety, stigma, suicide, PTSD, isolation