23 February 2018 Blogs

New Leading Issues in Time for Spring Research Projects!

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One of the biggest challenges for students in writing an argument or research paper is choosing a topic. SIRS Issues Researcher has this problem solved with 359 Leading Issues in our collection. The Leading Issues pro/con framework helps students pick a topic and understand its origins, related issues, global perspectives, and essential questions under debate. Top trending social issues are covered in-depth using best-of information compiled from thousands of global full-text and multimedia sources by our editorial team.

Editors add to and update the Leading Issues collection regularly to ensure your students have access to the most relevant content. Here are the newest Leading Issues:

Electric Vehicles: Are electric vehicles better for the environment? Religious Freedom Laws: Should religious exemptions be granted even if they infringe upon the rights of others? Sexual Harassment: Is the #MeToo movement a catalyst for ending workplace sexual harassment?

The following Leading Issues have also been updated, and new Essential Questions added in some cases, to reflect the current focus of the controversy:

Birth Control Availability, Dating Violence/Date Rape, Distracted Driving, Federal Government and Economic Policy, Global Financial Crisis, Health Care Reform, Internet Censorship, Sovereignty, and Tobacco Advertising.

For beginning researchers, see the newest additions to SIRS Discoverer's Pro/Con Leading Issues collection with age-appropriate content for upper elementary and middle school students:

Concussions in Sports: Should sports leagues do more to prevent concussions? Opioids: Is the prescribing of too many painkillers the cause of the opioid crisis?

What topics are most popular with your students? Let us know via Twitter that you are using #SIRS!

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