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Global Issues in Context

A great resource to find trending issues in your country.

Global Issues in Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues.

Each of these gateway pages includes an overview, unique "perspectives" articles written by local experts, reference, periodical, primary source and statistical information. Rich multimedia - including podcasts, video, and interactive graphs - enhance each portal. Use Browse Issues and Topics, Country Finder, Basic Search or Advanced Search to explore the database.

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Canada in Context

Canada In Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on a broad range of Canadian topics, people, places, and events. The solution merges Gale's authoritative and continuously updated reference content, written from a Canadian perspective, with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

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Newspapers Online

Newspaper Map

It's interesting to read about an issue from the point of view of different countries

Times Colonist Online


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Today's Newspapers

News Central

The London Times

The Manchester Guardian

Setting up a Google Alert

In "Create an alert about..." type your topic and click Enter.

Click "Show Options"

Chose: How often you want to be notified

The sources (i.e. News, Blog, Video, etc.)


Region (Country)

How Many (Only the best/All)

Deliver to (your email address)

Click "Create Alert"

You can delete a Google Alert by going into your Alert page and clicking on the bin next to it.