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Election Day 2020 is inching closer, and Infobase’s online resources provide unbiased, trustworthy coverage, including background and context on all aspects of this year’s presidential campaign. Plus, our extensive historical reference and research content informs patrons how the election process works, the history behind it, and the struggles of those who fought for our free and democratic elections.
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World News Digest
World News Digest’s 2020 Elections Guide is your vital, one-stop source for complete campaign coverage, synthesizing in one place everything users and researchers need to know, through:
World News Digest’s in-depth analysis of all candidates and their positions, the national political conventions and party platforms, and all the debates and issues is perfect for anyone following the 2020 election and beyond. You’ll also get valuable coverage and material on every presidential election since Franklin D. Roosevelt won a third term in 1940, from campaign roundups to breaking news stories. World News Digest clearly frames events for research and is the place to start any reference project.
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Issues & Controversies
Issues & Controversies’ timely, balanced, and unbiased articles on today’s hot topics help students and researchers understand, analyze, and debate current campaign issues and the pros and cons of each side. This resource is ideal for persuasive writing assignments, mock debates related to the election, strengthening critical-thinking skills, and much more. Plus, the Presidency and Presidential Races section offers comprehensive articles on the 2020 election and every presidential campaign since 1996—including articles about the candidates’ views on campaign issues, party platforms, excerpts from convention speeches, and much more.
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This comprehensive database includes rich historical content ideal for election-related studies and lesson plans. In the U.S. Government Topic Center, research past elections, parties, key figures, and important terms through essays, primary source documents, images, videos, charts, and maps that put the 2020 election into perspective.
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Access Video On Demand
Access Video On Demand offers public libraries an expansive, patron-friendly collection of thousands of high-quality videos. The following relevant titles can be used for programming or for individual viewing to help explain and add context to the election, government, and politics. In addition, Access Video On Demand includes a wealth of videos on information and digital literacy, critical-thinking skills, and more—perfect for your community, from young adults to seniors who may be less tech-savvy and more susceptible to fraud:
Classroom Video On Demand
Created for high schools, this multisubject video subscription provides unlimited access to thousands of videos for ALL departments and includes videos that help explain and add context to the election, government, and politics. In addition, it includes a wealth of titles on information and digital literacy, critical-thinking skills, and more:
Credo Reference: Complete Core helps patrons of all backgrounds and skill levels locate the information they need and drives usage of all of your library resources. Users looking for context around the events shaping the headlines will find answers with this easy-to-use, multisubject database and will appreciate research features such as Mind Map, Research Quick Tips videos, Key Concepts, and more.
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