These subscription databases provides a balanced overview from multiple perspectives.
In addition to those balanced and big picture resources above, you can also seek out the perspective of individuals or organizations with strong opinions. Those stakeholders and how they view the controversy will lend added depth to your approach on the topic. When identifying who those people or organizations are with an interest or a concern on a topic, consider this:
Once you've identified those groups with the different perspectives, begin seeking out who they are and where they might be discussing the controversial topic you've selected.
Let's use Open Access as our sample topic.
Here's a few possible answers to these questions for two groups who are invested in this issue: