Issues Online – free information website


Issues Online provides teachers and students with a safe, reliable place to explore today’s most important social issues. It contains hundreds of articles, infographics, videos, assignment ideas and eBooks on topics ranging from human rights and domestic violence to drugs and alcohol.

It is a cross-curricular resource, used most extensively by teachers and students of KS3 and KS4, for subjects such as PSHE, Citizenship, RE, English, Geography, Sociology and Extended Project Qualification.

Key features of Issues Online :

Articles Charities and organisations such as Amnesty International, NHS Choices and the World Health Organisation work with Issues Online to license articles that present different perspectives surrounding a topic. There are over 2,000 articles available, all of which are regularly updated to ensure that content remains current.

Videos For each topic, where appropriate, a selection of videos is embedded. These videos allow students to explore topics in a visual way.

Key Statistics Current information is broken down into the form of graphs, infographics and maps – presenting complex statistics in an easy-to-understand format.

eBooks The full catalogue of issues eBooks are available on the website. They are presented as flip-books, in full colour, with the ability to zoom in and out.

You can access the website through any tablet, desktop computer or mobile device using your library card number at or follow the link at