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Shepaug Valley School Library: Controversial Issues

The Shepaug Valley School Library empowers students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users and creators of information.


Controversial Issues

"In seeking truth you have to get both sides of a story." ~ Walter Cronkite

Some of the Books Available in Our Library

The SVS Library has many books about today's controversial issues. Come by the library to learn more!

Pro/Con is a nonprofit public charity that has no government affiliations of any kind. The purpose of the organization is to provide resources for critical thinking and to educate without bias.


AllSides exposes bias and provides multiple angles on the same story so you can quickly get the full picture, not just one slant.


DebateGraph is a web-platform for visualizing and sharing networks of thought – and opening reasoning and action to collaborative learning and iterative improvement.

SIRS Issues Researcher


SIRS Issues Researcher is a student reference database containing thousands of full-text articles exploring social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political and global issues.

Issues & Controversies

Issues and Controversies explores more than 800 hot topics in business, politics, government, and popular culture.