Bioethics

Guide to finding information about bioethics and related subjects.

News and Opinions

What's in the news? Where can you find the full text of the newspaper articles that tell you about a development in bioethics?

  • Use this list to choose newspapers that are American or international, current or historical.

 

What are people saying about the latest developments in science and their ethical implications?

To find out, you need to get to editorials, letters to the editor, and other sources of opinion.

  • In PubMed, use LIMITS to choose a publication type of "editorial" and/or "letters"
     
  • Use General Science Full Text, which includes news and editorials from Science, Nature, and New York Times Science Tuesday. Under DOCUMENT TYPE, highlight "Letters to the Editor" and "Opinion"

Pew Research Center -- This database covers information about politics and policies.

  • Pew is a "nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. We conduct public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research."
  • There are two lines of tabs across the top of the page that list topics, or you can use the search box.

Polling the Nations -- This is a database of polls that have the full text of "600,000+ questions and responses, from 18,000+ surveys and 1,700+ polling organizations, conducted from 1986 through the present in the United States and more than 100 other countries around the world."

  • Scroll down to see more about what is covered.

Roper Center for Public Opinion Research -- This is an archive of social science data, from the 1930s to the present.

  • Most surveys are from national samples, with a few "state and local surveys, as well as a number of surveys of special populations of interest"
  • Most data are from the United States, "but over 100 nations are represented"
  • The Center focuses on "surveys conducted by the news media and commercial polling firms" but also "holds many academic surveys, including important historical collections from the National Opinion Research Center and Princeton University’s Office of Public Opinion Research"
  • Here's the FAQ, and here's how to cite the data.
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