Recommended Reference Books
Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2012. The National Data Book.
R 317.3 Un3
Business Statistics of the United States 2010: Patterns of Economic Change
R 338.09 B97
Contemporary World Issues series
various call numbers - search library catalog by keyword
Issues and Controversies
EbscoHost (MasterFile Premier, Newspaper Source)
Recommended Web Sites
- FINDING SPEECHES ON THE WEB:
Smart Mouth: A Public Speaking Tutorial
Say It Plain: A Century of Great African American Speeches
Presidential News and Speeches
TED: Ideas Worth Spreading
- STATISTICAL SOURCES:
OFFSTATS: Official Statistics on the Web
Free statistics from official sources, searchable by country and by topic.
American Fact Finder
Searchable database of U.S. Census data
Bureau of Labor Statistics Data
Urban Institute: Issues in Focus
Statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies, searchable by topic, state or agency
Center for Disease Control's Health and Vital Statistics Database
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation: Filling the need for trusted information on health issues
- FINDING PRODUCT REVIEWS AND RATINGS
ConsumerReports.org provides ratings, buying guides, product reviews and consumer information from the experts at Consumer Reports magazine.
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Insurance Department: Bureau of Consumer Services
- DEBATE RESOURCES:
Debate Central (National Center for Policy Analysis)
International Debate Education Assocation
- DECADES ASSIGNMENT:
The History Channel
This Day in History, timelines, speeches, maps, games and much more.
The National Archives: Picturing the Century: 100 years of photography
Ads printed in American and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955.
American Memory: America from the Great Depression to World War II
Thousands of black and white and color photos from the Library of Congress collections.
Radio Days: A Soundbyte of History
Download podcasts of historic radio news broadcasts and series.
Nonpartisan foundation dedicated to free press and free speech.