The library has two databases, World News Digest and Issues & Controversies, that are great for learning about current events and contemporary political and social topics. World News Digest focuses more on newspaper articles and stories, and allows you to search for pieces by time period (back to the 1940s) and country. Issues & Controversies deals with particular issues, providing in depth analysis and giving information on both sides of controversial subjects. Both of these databases also include an encyclopedia and an almanac for additional information, as well a curriculum guide to help students and teachers handle their research papers. These resources are accessible on our alphabetical list of databases on the Research & Learn page, and are provided by Facts on File.