Current & Controversial Issues

General Information & Topic Selection


Multnomah County List of Social Issues 


Global Issues Gateway

International Debate Education Association

Pros & Cons of Controversial Issues

50 Argument Essay Topics 

Good Essay Topics 

Old Dominion University: Research Idea Generator  

Brookings Institute Policy Briefs 

Project Vote Smart: Issue Organizations 

Key Social Indicators Links

Key Economic Indicators Links 

Debatabase: A World of Great Debates 


Statistical Information


Statistical Abstract for the United States

Campus Crime Statistics Online 

American Fact Finder  


Bureau of Economic Analysis

Bureau of Justice Statistics

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Bureau of Transportation Statistics

U.S. Census Bureau

Economic Research Service

Energy Information Administration 

National Agricultural Statistics Service

National Center for Education Statistics 

National Center for Health Statistics 

IRS Tax Statistics Data and Statistics 

Administration on Aging: Aging Statistics 

State and County Quick Facts 

United Nations Statistics Division 

Centers for Disease Control

Child Welfare Information Gateway 

CIA World Fact Book

U.S. Energy Information Administration 

Environmental Protection Agency 

Federal Bureau of Investigation 

Federal Election Commission 

Federal Reserve System Online 

Food & Agriculture Organization 

Foreign Agriculture Service 

National Agricultural Statistics Service 

National Criminal Justice Reference Service: Juvenile Justice 

National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health 

Occupational Safety & Health Administration 

The Children's Bureau 

U.S.A. Counties 

Women's Bureau 

Corrections Data on the Internet 

Uniform Crime Reports 

State Health Facts