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If you're not familiar with a particular topic, it can be very beneficial to start with a broad, top-level overview to help identify key concepts you might want to search for. The Gale Virtual Reference Library contains thousands of electronic subject-specific encyclopedias that can give you different perspectives on a topic or idea.
Gale Ebooks This link opens in a new window
Full text encyclopedias in all subject areas
Explore public policy debates & viewpoints
CQ Researcher This link opens in a new window
Reports, summaries, and pro/con views on a range of current issues,1923-present.
Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints This link opens in a new window
Overview of contemporary social issues with relevant articles, videos, opposing views, and more
Roper iPoll This link opens in a new window
Public opinion data from academic, commercial and media survey organizations.
E-book collections covering tech topics
O'Reilly This link opens in a new window
Books, video and other content on computer science and related topics (data science, data visualization, etc.). Published by O'Reilly and others.
Synthesis Collection of Technology This link opens in a new window
Engineering & computer science works.
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