EBSCOHost POINTS OF VIEW REFERENCE CENTER - Another research source for students presenting opinions from multiple sides of current controversial issues. Essays provide questions and materials for further thought and study and are accompanied by thousands of supporting articles from political and social publications. If you're using Points of View Reference Center on your home computer, you'll have to enter your name, library card barcode, and PIN to begin.
TOPICsearch - Full text current events articles from diverse sources on social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms; from EBSCOHost. If you're using TOPICSearch on your home computer, you'll have to enter your name, library card barcode, and PIN to begin.
FACTS ON FILE WORLD GEOGRAPHY AND CULTURE ONLINE - A global approach to the study of countries, places, peoples, and geography concepts and skills. Select a country and click on 'Country News' in the left-hand menu to find out about current events in that country. If you're using FACTS ON FILE on your home computer, you'll have to enter your name, library card barcode, and PIN to begin.
NOTE : The sites listed below are generally suitable for
high school and above, unless otherwise noted.
Alert Net - News about humanitarian crises around the world (Reuters Foundation).
BBC Country Profiles - 'Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions. They also include audio and video clips from BBC archives.' (British Broadcasting System; site includes advertisements). See also Background Notes : Countries A - Z (U.S. Department of State) and Times Topics : Places (2012, New York Times; site includes advertisements). Places in the News offers brief background information on places of recent interest in the news, with a monthly archive (Library of Congress). For detailed historical information, see Country Studies. Listed alphabetically; does not include Canada, France, the United Kingdom, and some other nations. NOTE : These profiles have not been updated since they were created in 1988-98. The site also contains brief Country Profiles on select countries, created 2005-2008 (Library of Congress). See our Homework Links : STATES & COUNTRIES page for more links, including links for younger students.
Choices : Teaching with the News - Materials and ideas to help students and teachers explore the policy issues behind the news headlines of the day. High school; free registration required. (Brown University)
Current Events from Holt McDougal - Short articles on current events and issues, with links to related information, plus a daily quiz, calendar of events, 'Today in History' and other features. For grades 6 - 12. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company)
Foreign Policy Backgrounders - These overviews explain current political and economic issues, covering topics as varied as Sudan's state sponsorship of terrorism, Colombia's left-wing guerrillas, NAFTA's economic impact, and media censorship in China. Use the left-hand menus to browse through reports, articles, podcasts, and other resources on additional subjects by issue or by resource type (Council on Foreign Relations, an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher). How We Got Here is a weekly podcast focusing on the historical background and context of current global events (Public Radio International). See also Carnegie Endowment for 'commentary and analysis addressing the most important foreign policy issues of the day and the regions they affect.' (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization).
Frontline - Online documentaries and related background materials explore and illuminate 'the tough, controversial, and complex issues that shape our times.' Includes video and audio podcasts. (PBS; site includes advertisements)
Global Issues - Overviews of human rights, social justice, trade, foreign policy, and environmental issues. Articles include links to information sources. (By Anup Shah; affiliated with MediaChannel.org; site includes advertisements)
Global Topics - Dozens of articles for students, examining various topics relevant to the region and countries of Asia, such as climate change, global pandemics, microfinance, urbanization, and more. (Asia Society)
Hot Topics - Links to information on controversial issues from affirmative action to welfare reform (St. Ambrose University). Ethics Updates offers links to articles, surveys, court cases, multimedia, and other resources on issues such as abortion, animal rights, the death penalty, sexual orientation, and torture (University of San Diego). Political Advocacy Groups provides links to education and advocacy groups from both sides of a variety of issues (By librarian Kathleen Carlisle Fountain, Washington State University, Vancouver).
Independent Lens : Community Classroom - Lesson plans and film modules on current events topics such as immigration, civil rights, women's rights, religion, the environment, and more. (PBS)
New York Times Learning Network - Materials on current events for students and teachers; grade level varies. Includes quizzes, lesson plans, word of the day, student opinion, and more (site includes advertisements). See also Brown University's Teaching with the News (for high school teachers & students; free registration required) and Time Magazine for Kids (site includes advertisements; grades K-6). PBS NewsHour Extra provides current events learning materials for students and teachers, grades 7-12. CNN Student News 'utilizes CNN's worldwide resources to bring each day's top news stories to middle and high school classrooms. The 10-minute, commercial-free program encourages student participation and provides classes with context for understanding current events.' KidsPost has news stories, games & puzzles, and fun activities for kids (Washington Post). Teaching Kids News offers daily, kid-friendly news articles, written by 'a small but incredibly dedicated group of professional writers, photographers and university-level journalism students who volunteer their time.' Curriculum and grammar questions are included for every article (by Jonathan Tilly et al.; a companion to the non-profit site Getting Kids Reading).
Peace Corps Challenge Game - 'Take the role of a Peace Corps Volunteer assigned to the fictional village of Wanzuzu. Explore eight critical challenges villagers are faced with, and determine realistic and sustainable solutions to improve their quality of life.' WebQuests, lesson plans, and multimedia are offered for each challenge. (Peace Corps)
ProPublica - Investigave reports on a variety of current issues, including the economy & bailouts, health care reform, Guantanamo detainees, natural gas drilling, and more. (Independent non-profit organization)
Public Agenda Online - Choose an issue from the drop-down menu under 'Issue Guides' for an in-depth analysis including facts, policy alternatives, public opinion, and the latest news. Covers the economy, education, abortion, environment, immigration, poverty, health care, and many other current issues. (A non-partisan public opinion research and education group)
Social Issues - A collection of online interactives and videos on a variety of topics, including a global oil crisis, sustainability, Native American storytelling, prejudice, obesity, war, and more. (ITVS / Corporation for Public Broadcasting)
TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Talks - 'Inspired talks by the world's greatest thinkers and doers,' these video talks present innovative solutions to many of the world's most pressing problems. Covers Technology, Entertainment, Design, Business, Science, Culture, Arts, and Global issues; speakers include Jeff Bezos, Bono, Jane Goodall, Al Gore, and dozens more. You can explore by theme, title, or speaker's name.
Times Topics - A directory of all the news, reference information, photos, graphics, audio and video files published in the New York Times since 1981 on thousands of subjects, listed from A to Z (site includes advertisements). See also BBC Special Reports (British Broadcasting Corporation; site includes advertisements).
Ten Stories the World Should Hear More About - Describes 'a spectrum of issues and geographical regions, some of which draw on troubling humanitarian emergencies and conflict situations while others focus on such vital areas as human rights and development'; the most recent list was created in 2008 (United Nations). See also Project Censored (Sonoma State University), The Top Ten Stories You Missed in 2011 (Foreign Policy magazine; site includes advertisements), and the IRE Investigative Reporting Award Winners (Investigative Reporters and Editors Inc.).
TV News Archive - Do you need news video footage for your homework assignment? Use this searchable archive to find news videos from hundreds of thousands of broadcasts on all major U.S. networks, from 2009 up to the past 24 hours (Internet Archive). NOTE : Includes broadcasts in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and other languages. From your search results, click on 'More Search Options' if you want to limit videos to English (or another language).
Afghanistan - In-depth background on the history and politics of Afghanistan, from the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; site includes advertisements). For more background on Afghanistan, see Obama's War : Combating Extremism in Afghanistan and Pakistan (Washington Post; site includes advertisements). For the latest news, see Times Topics : Afghanistan [UPDATED LINK!] (2012, New York Times; site includes advertisements); Afghanistan Country Profile (British Broadcasting Corporation; site includes advertisements); and Taleban links, below.
Air Aware [LINK OPENS A VIDEO (Windows Media Player)] - This 21-minute 'Forecast Earth' video highlights how air quality can affect people and their health, focuses on state and local programs and outlines how to take action. You can also see flash presentations on ozone and particle pollution. (U.S. EPA). For more on environmental issues, see our Climate Change Links and Ecology & Wildlife Links pages.
Al Qaeda - A brief overview describing the 'organisation of Islamic militants that has declared "holy war" on Americans, Jews and their allies' (2006, British Broadcasting Corporation; site includes advertisements). See also Al Qaeda Backgrounder (2012, Council on Foreign Relations).
Beyond the Fire - 'Introduces the real-life stories of 15 teenagers, now living in the U.S., who have survived war in seven war zones. These stories tell of loss, hope, fear, strength and despair - and most of all, resilience.' When the world map comes up after the introduction, click on one of the teens to begin. Then click on the airplane icon at the bottom corner of the 'passport' to bring up that teen's page. Click on the teen again to begin his or her story. (ITVS and Corporation for Public Broadcasting)
Chernobyl [Some pages were still incomplete or not functioning correctly when checked in November 2012] - Twenty years ago (in April and May of 1986) a major nuclear power accident occurred in Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union. This site gives a brief history of the accident, plus information about its long-term environmental, health, and social consequences. (United Nations Development Programme et al.)
China in the Red - This 2003 video documentary, with accompanying discussion, presents 'the stories of 10 Chinese individuals caught up in China's dramatic, ongoing effort to modernize its economy,' and explores related issues of social transformation, democratic reform, and human rights. You can watch the full video online. Young and Restless in China is a related site, 2008. (Both from PBS; site includes advertisements)
Climate Change Links - Selected websites exploring the issue of global climate change. (South Plainfield Public Library)
Cyberwar : Time to Mobilize - Overview & analysis of recent and potential cyberattacks that endanger our security, and the potential threats to civil liberties from proposals designed to minimize them. (By Marvin Ammori, Stanford Law School's Center for Internet & Society, in the Sacramento Bee newspaper; 2012)
Digital Divide : The World Wakes Up - 'From the most switched on countries such as Sweden to the poorest nations in Africa there is a widening gap between those with access to technology and those without.' This article reports on the current status of the gap between the technology haves and have-nots (2010, British Broadcasting Corporation; site includes advertisements). See also E-Divide (2005-2006, ThinkQuest Library). Digital Divide provides summaries and links to the latest news, commentary, and events on the digital divide (Benton Foundation). For more on the digital divide within the United States, see Internet & American Life, below, Democracy in the Digital Age (Aspen Institute and Knight Foundation), and The New Digital Divide (Stanford Social Innovation Review).
A Dollar a Day : Finding Solutions to Poverty - 'This site examines poverty in developing nations... bringing together a wide variety of information to raise awareness of the plight of the poor. More importantly, we discuss solutions to poverty and suggest ways that you can help alleviate poverty.' For students aged 15 and up. 2006 (ThinkQuest Library)
Drug Abuse Info for Teens - Drug facts, Q&A, and real stories written for teens. See also Mind Over Matter (for grades 5-9) to learn how different types of drugs affect your body and brain (National Institute on Drug Abuse). For more teen stories, info, and help, see Check Yourself : Info on Drug and Alcohol Abuse (Partnership for a Drug-Free America). Drug Abuse Research Reports offers in-depth reports on abuse of steroids, cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, inhalants, and other substances. For somewhat briefer reports, see Drug Info Facts (National Institute on Drug Abuse).
Dying to be Thin - A 'Nova' special report on eating disorders (December 2000, PBS; site includes advertisements). For recommended reading on eating disorders and other problems related to body image, see Body Image Bibliography; arranged by type of book (fiction or non-fiction) and intended audience (middle school or high school). Includes a description of each book (School Library Journal, November 2005). You'll find a few more recommended readings on eating disorders in Too Fat, Too Thin (School Library Journal, April 2007). For more about body image and eating disorders see South Plainfield Public Library's homework links on Health & Fitness and Consumer Education.
Ecology & Wildlife Links - Links to selected websites on environment/ecology, wildlife, plants, and animals. (South Plainfield Public Library)
Economic and Business Issues : Hot Topics - Selected articles, books, and websites on various issues in business and economics. The topics currently covered include Healthcare, Social Networks, Clean Technology, Corporate Social Responsibility, Housing Market & the Economy, and Women Executives & Career Tracks. (Stanford University Graduate School of Business)
Economic Crisis Timeline - Timeline of events from February 2007 to April 2011 (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis). Times Topics : Economic Crisis and Market Upheavals offers an overview of the financial crisis and the global economy from 2007 to the present, with links to related topics (2012, New York Times). The Economy provides selected links to additional news and analysis on the current global economic crisis, as well as information about the economy in general, and personal finance (2011, Middletown Thrall Library). Inside the Meltdown offers interviews, analysis, and timeline exploring the questions 'How did it all go so bad so quickly? Who is responsible? How effective has the response from Washington and Wall Street been?' (2009, PBS Frontline; site includes advertisements).
Egypt Uprising - A special report on the 2011 uprising in Egypt plus ongoing coverage of related events, from the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; site includes advertisements). For the latest news, see Times Topics : Egypt [UPDATED LINK!] (2012, New York Times; site includes advertisements). See also Egypt's Revolution and Egypt Country Profile (British Broadcasting Corporation; site includes advertisements). For news on the 2011 unrest in Egypt, Iran, Yemen, and other Middle East countries, see Unrest in the Middle East, below.
Electronic Privacy : Hot Topics - Background information on privacy issues in the news, such as government surveillance, Facebook & social networking, National ID, body scanners, and more (Electronic Privacy Information Center, a public interest research center). For more on a wide range of privacy issues, see Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (non-profit organization).
Energy Facts for Kids - Explains the different sources and uses of renewable and nonrenewable energy, and various ways of saving energy; for middle and high school students (US Department of Energy). The WhyFiles offer detailed information on the issue of Nuclear Waste (University of Wisconsin). For more on renewable energy, see WhyFiles' Positive Energy page. For more on petroleum, see Extreme Oil, below.
Equal Rights Amendment - An overview, history, and FAQ about the proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution which would guarantee equal rights to women. (Alice Paul Institute & National Council of Women's Organizations)
Extreme Oil - Explores the history, science, and technology of oil, and the role oil plays in our economy and our way of life. Includes a page of related links (2004, PBS; site includes advertisements).
Face to Face - During World War II, people of Japanese ancestry living in the U.S. were subjected to racial hatred and distrust. Many Arab and Muslim Americans have encountered similar attitudes since 9/11. 'Using real stories of fear, anger, hatred, loyalty and trust, Face to Face explores what it means to be an American with the face of the enemy.' (Independent Television Service)
Faces of the Fallen - Pictures and names of U.S. service members who have died in 'Operation Iraqi Freedom' and in 'Operation Enduring Freedom', with hometown, military unit, and circumstances & date of death for each. Provides links to related coverage, including In Their Own Words , reflections on the war from soldiers who have returned home from Iraq. This feature is part of America at War, a special report which provides ongoing coverage on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and national security news (Washington Post; site includes advertisements). See also background information on Iraq, below.
Food Issues : Sustainable Table - 'Celebrates local sustainable food, educates consumers on food-related issues and works to build community through food... helps consumers understand the problems with our food supply and offer viable solutions and alternatives' (Global Resource Action Center for the Environment). Food and Trade offers stories showing how farmers around the world are being helped to get a better deal through 'Fair Trade' practices; middle school (Oxfam UK).
Generation Next : Tough Choices - Online documentary series which examines how young people are coping with the recession, with links to earlier Generation Next documentaries and related resources. (PBS; 2009). For related information, see the 2009 Pew survey on Gen Next & the Recession; A Portrait of 'Generation Next' [UPDATED LINK!], findings of a 2006 research study on young Americans between the ages of 18 and 25 years, investigating their attitudes, lifestyles, and politics; and The Millennials, a collection of recent reports that found 'American teens and twenty-somethings' to be 'confident, self-expressive, liberal, upbeat and receptive to new ideas and ways of living.' (Pew Research Center).
Global 3.0 - Radio program exploring the complex issue of globalization, discussing its advantages and disadvantages, and describing the likely winners and losers in the global economy. (2005, American Public Media; site includes advertisements). For personal stories on various aspects of globalization, from people around the world, see also What is Globalization? (Topics Online Magazine for Learners of English).
Guantanamo Prison - An overview and ongoing news about the U.S. military base in Guantanamo, Cuba which is being used to hold prisoners captured in anti-terror operations. (2012, New York Times; site includes advertisements)
HIV / AIDS Timeline - A global timeline of 'the political, scientific, cultural, and community developments that have occurred over the history of the epidemic,' 1981 - 2008; includes links to related news videos (Kaiser Family Foundation). Another good resource is the video documentary The Age of AIDS ; with a broadband connection, you can watch the entire program online. (2006, PBS/Frontline; site includes advertisements). The Science of HIV/AIDS contains student activities and essays that help students understand the virus that causes AIDS, how infectious agents multiply in organisms, and the worldwide spread of HIV/AIDS; grades 5-12 (2012, Baylor College of Medicine).
Indigenous Cultural Survival - Online articles about indigenous (native) peoples and issues which affect them. (By Cultural Survival; non-profit organization)
Internet & American Life - Studies on the impact of the internet on families, communities, work and home, daily life, education, health care, and civic and political life (Pew Charitable Trusts).
Iran - In-depth background on the history and politics of Iran, from the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; site includes advertisements). For the latest news, see Times Topics : Iran [UPDATED LINK!] (2012, New York Times; site includes advertisements). See also Iran Country Profile (British Broadcasting Corporation; site includes advertisements).
Iraq - In-depth background on the history and politics of Iraq, from the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; site includes advertisements). See also America at War, above; and Iraq Country Profile (British Broadcasting Corporation; site includes advertisements). For the latest news, see Times Topics : Iraq [UPDATED LINK!] (2012, New York Times; site includes advertisements)
Japan : Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Crisis - Ongoing coverage of the 2011 disaster in Japan and its aftermath, including a timeline, slide shows, and news articles (2011, New York Times; site includes advertisements). See also Japan Earthquake & Tsunami (Guardian News and Media Limited, UK; site includes advertisments), Japan in Crisis (NPR; site includes advertisements), and Japan's Nuclear Emergency (Washington Post; site includes advertisements). For more on natural & manmade disasters, see our Weather & Disasters links page (South Plainfield Public Library).
Journey to Planet Earth - 'Explores the fragile relationship between people and the world they inhabit, and the necessity to achieve a balance between the needs of people and the needs of the environment.' Topics include loss of farmland to urban development, the pollution of rivers, and inadequate housing and water resources in the world's mega-cities. Hosted by Matt Damon. The series continued in March 2011, with PLAN B : Mobilizing to Save Civilization (PBS; site includes advertisements). A good related site on the connections between economic development, population, and the environment is World in the Balance (2007, PBS; site includes advertisements). For more environmental resources, see South Plainfield Public Library's Ecology & Wildlife links and Climate Change Links.
Korea - See North Korea links, below.
Libya - In-depth background on the history and politics of Libya, from the CBC (2006, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; site includes advertisements). For the latest news, see Times Topics : Libya [UPDATED LINK!] (2012, New York Times; site includes advertisements). See also Libya Crisis : The Story So Far (British Broadcasting Corporation; site includes advertisements). Additional resources are linked at Crisis in Libya Web Guide (Newark Public Library).
Media Culture - 'A collection of articles and reflections about the impact of media and technology in our world and the significant social and justice issues that have challenged us over the decades.' (Center for Media Literacy). See also Media Smarts : Digital & Media Literacy (Canadian non-profit organization)
Middle East - The latest news, plus features, opinion and analysis, on the Middle East region (Israel, Iraq, Iran, etc.); Israel at 60 offers related materials (British Broadcasting Corporation; site includes advertisements). For news on the 2011 unrest in Egypt, Iran, Yemen, and other Middle East countries, see Unrest in the Middle East (2011, Washington Post; site includes advertisements) and Revolution in the Arab World (Foreign Policy magazine, published by the Slate Group, a division of The Washington Post Company). For historic, cultural, political, and economic background on the Middle East, see Global Connections : The Middle East (2002, WGBH).
Modern Slavery - A brief overview describing forms of slavery that still exist in today's world. (Anti-Slavery International, non-profit organization)
News War - 'Examines the political, cultural, legal, and economic forces challenging the news media today and how the press has reacted in turn.' Includes print interviews with journalists, broadcasters, academics, attorneys, and others. The entire 4-part video documentary is available to view online in segments, by topic (2007, PBS; site includes advertisements).
North Korea - In-depth background on the history and politics of North Korea, from the CBC (2012, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; site includes advertisements). For the latest news, see Times Topics : North Korea [UPDATED LINK!] (2012, New York Times; site includes advertisements). See also Country Profile : North Korea (2012, British Broadcasting Corporation; site includes advertisements).
Occupy Wall Street : Times Topics [UPDATED LINK!] - Overview, ongoing news coverage, and links to related resources on protests 'against corporate greed, social inequality and the corrosive power of major banks & multinational corporations' that began in New York's financial district in 2011 and have spread to many other cities and countries. (2012, New York Times; site includes advertisements)
Pakistan Timeline - Timeline of the history and politics of Pakistan, from the CBC (2008, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; site includes advertisements). See also Obama's War : Combating Extremism in Afghanistan and Pakistan (2011, Washington Post; site includes advertisements); and Country Profile : Pakistan (British Broadcasting Corporation; site includes advertisements). For the latest news on Pakistan, see Times Topics : Pakistan [UPDATED LINK!] (2012, New York Times; site includes advertisements).
Partisans of Ali : A History of Shia Faith and Politics - 'The United States is immersed more deeply than ever in the Muslim world's sectarian divide. A five-part series explores the split between Shia and Sunnis, from its origins shortly after the death of Muhammed in the seventh century to the modern-day upheaval in Iraq.' Print articles and slide shows with audio. (2007, NPR; site includes advertisements)
Places in the News - Brief background information on places of recent interest in the news, with a monthly archive (Library of Congress).
Private Warriors - Online video documentary examining the use of private contractors in Iraq to service U.S. military supply lines, run U.S. military bases, and protect U.S. diplomats and generals. Includes links, faq, interviews, and more (2005, PBS; site includes advertisements).
Runaway Switchboard - Information on where to get help in a crisis, with related articles, statistics, links, and other resources. To talk to someone who can help, call 1-800-RUNAWAY. See also Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK, which includes a list of Warning Signs For Suicide [UPDATED LINK!] (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services). For facts and statistics on suicide, see About Suicide (Education Development Center, Inc.)
September 11 Documentary Project - Almost 200 audio and video interviews, 45 graphic items, and 21 written narratives capturing the heartfelt reactions, eyewitness accounts, and diverse opinions of Americans and others in the months that followed the terrorist attacks; use the left-hand menu to navigate (Library of Congress). See also the New York Times' Remembering September 11 , an archive of articles, photographs, oral histories, and video clips about 9/11 and its aftermath (site includes advertisements).
Sudan : A Country in Crisis - A special report on the conflict in the Darfur region of Sudan, and the resulting humanitarian crisis (2010, Washington Post; site includes advertisements). See also Sudan (2011, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; site includes advertisements), and Country Profile : Sudan (2012, British Broadcasting Corporation; site includes advertisements). For the latest news, see Times Topics : Sudan [UPDATED LINK!] (2012, New York Times; site includes advertisements)
Sustainability - Is our consumer society sustainable? This 2008 radio series follows consumerism from its origins to its dominance over the world's economy, and examines how our consumer culture might be adapted to reduce destructive consequences. (American Public Media; site includes advertisements)
Taleban - A brief overview describing the 'hardline Islamic movement fighting a guerrilla-style campaign in Afghanistan' (2006, British Broadcasting Corporation; site includes advertisements). See also Times Topics : Taliban [UPDATED LINK!] (2012, New York Times; site includes advertisements) and The Taliban in Afghanistan (2011, Council of Foreign Relations). Return of the Taliban presents 'a rare look inside the secret sanctuary of the Taliban' along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, 'explores the complex web of alliances among the Taliban, Al Qaeda fighters and the Pakistani military, and analyzes the consequences for U.S. policy.' (2006, PBS Frontline; site includes advertisements).
Terrorism : America at a Crossroads - Companion guide to a 2007 PBS television series, offers discussion-provoking questions and related video clips on the war on terrorism, the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, the experience of American troops, the struggle for balance within the Muslim world, and perspectives on America's role globally. Also includes related timelines through October 2007 (Site includes advertisements). For news updates on terrorism, see Times Topics : Terrorism [UPDATED LINK!] (2012, New York Times; site includes advertisements). See also Terrorism and Counter-Radicalization (2012, Carnegie Endowment) and Terrorism (2012, Council on Foreign Relations).
Three Hundred Million - Our nation's population reached 300 million in 2006. This feature compares contemporary life and statistics to those of 1967, when the population reached 200 million, and 1915, when it reached 100 million. Middle school and up. Population clocks on the U.S. Census Bureau's Web site show current U.S. and world population. (U.S. Census Bureau)
Weather & Disasters - Links to selected websites on weather, climate change, and natural & manmade disasters. (South Plainfield Public Library)
WTO History Project - Photographs, interviews, and other primary and secondary sources relating to the 1999 World Trade Organization protests in Seattle. (2004, University of Washington)