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ABC-CLIO Issues Database


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  • The Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society database focuses on controversial issues—with authoritative historical context, expert perspectives, and carefully selected primary and secondary sources covering 150 of today's most significant social issues, with access to 7,000 articles and 4,500 multimedia primary sources.

How to Get Started

  • ABC-CLIO requires the school's password (see Ms. Crawford for the NEW password).

  • Click on icons under "ABC-CLIO" Links on this page or the tabs above to use specific ABC-CLIO databases

  • Click here to search all the ABC-CLIO databases provided by the North Library.

For additional social studies databases, use the State Databases at


The State Library of Kansas at (Open in new tab)

Go to to search the State of Kansas Library databases (You will need to type into a new tab)

    • Click on Link "Explore Our Resources"

    • Click on InfoTrac, General OneFile or another databases. RETURN TO THIS LIBGUIDE and Use Powersearch box. See below for more instructions on Powersearch.

How to do a PowerSearch with the Gale Databases

Go to (in a new window or tab) and Click on “Explore Our Resources” inside the Yellow Box.. Open any of the Gale Databases- General One File and Expanded Academic are good ones. Click on the “Tools” menu and then choose “Change Databases” from the drop down menu. Return to this LIBGuide and use the "POWERSEARCH" Box on the left.


Click on the "Select All" box on the top right side of the Gale Database page.  Hit the "Continue" button at the top of the page.  You will go to a PowerSearch page, and can put in your topic.  Make sure you check the “Full Text” box before starting your search.

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