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Check out the Evaluating Information Guide to learn how to find accurate and credible information about topics that are important to you.

Browse ebooks to learn how to become an informed citizen.

Check out the Global Issues database to learn about issues you care about. 
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How to Be an Antiracist

Antiracism is a transformative concept that reorients and reenergizes the conversation about racism--and, even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other.

Contemporary Climate Change Debates : A Student Primer (ebook)

Contemporary Climate Change Debates is organized around fifteen important questions, and is split into four parts: What do we need to know? What should we do? On what grounds should we base our actions? Who should be the agents of change? Each debate is addressed by two leading academics who present opposing viewpoints. 

Drawing the Vote (ebook)

Drawing the Vote, an original graphic novel, looks at the history of voting rights in the United States and how it affects the way we vote today.

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The U. S. Congress: a Very Short Introduction

Donald A. Ritchie, a congressional historian for more than thirty years, takes readers on a fascinating, behind-the-scenes tour of Capitol Hill, pointing out the key players, explaining their behavior, and translating parliamentary language into plain English. 

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The Field Guide to Citizen Science

Learn how monitoring the night sky, mapping trees, photographing dragonflies, and identifying mushrooms can help save the world. Citizen science is the public involvement in the discovery of new scientific knowledge.

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Cultural Diversity, Inclusion and Justice: Being a Community Activist

The book is a valuable resource to teachers, community activists, and other persons who want to enhance their knowledge of racism, sexism, homonegativity, ableism, ageism, xenophobia and classism.