These databases will provide pro/con arguments and statistical data on a broad range of controversial topics. This is a great starting place for the SEEDS project.
CQ Researcher CQ Researcher explores a single "hot" issue in the news in depth each week. Topics include social and teen issues, environment, health, education and science and technology. Every 12,000-word report is written by an experienced journalist and features comments from experts. Includes, charts, graphs and sidebar articles -- pro-con feature, a chronology, lengthy bibliographies and a list of contacts.
Opposing Viewpoints An excellent resource for researching social, political and controversial issues providing: • Media-rich topic pages • Pro/con viewpoint essays • Topic overviews • More than 300 primary source documents • Biographies of social activists and reformers • Court-case overviews • Periodical articles • Statistical tables, charts and graphs • Images and a link to Google Image Search • Podcasts, including weekly presidential addresses and premier NPR programs