In addition to the voices of people in government and coverage in the newspapers, you will want to explore digital databases for other voices in a range of formats. Start with the Digital Library of Georgia to search for Georgia voices/perspectives. Next explore the Digital Public Library of America and the Library of Congress. If your initial keywords don't get you useful results, try names of people or organizations related to the issue.
Digital Library of Georgia
The Digital Library of Georgia, working together with Georgia's libraries, archives, museums, and other institutions of cultural heritage, provides access to the cultural and historical resources of the state of Georgia through ongoing development, maintenance, and preservation of online digital collections and resources. Original formats included may be text-based, including manuscripts, letters, diaries, and published works such as books and pamphlets, photographs, maps, art, artifacts, audio and video, graphic materials including architectural plans and drawings, and microfilm.
Digital Public Library of America
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is an all-digital library that aggregates metadata — or information describing an item — and thumbnails for millions of photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States. DPLA brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world.
Type whatever you’re looking for—a subject, a name, a place—into the search box at the top of any page on the DPLA website and either click the magnifying glass to the right or hit return/enter on your keyboard.
How to explore/refine/navigate your search results:
Matches all word(s) entered in the search box.
Enter words in any order: gettysburg battle or battle Gettysburg
Use quotation marks ( " " ) to denote exact phrases: "war of the worlds"
Use a percent sign ( % ) as a single-character wildcard, either inside or at the end of a search word: wom%n
Note: if your search terms contain a percent sign, remove the %. Enter "100% solution" as "100 solution"
Use a question mark ( ? ) for truncation (different forms of a root word) and as a multiple-character wildcard, either inside or at the end of a search word: entrepr? or col?r
Most punctuation marks (hyphens, slashes, periods, etc.) are replaced by spaces. Because spaces are used to divide words, use quotes to treat your search term as a phrase when punctuation occurs in the middle of your term: "1:100,000" or "9/11"
Enter more words to increase the relevance of your search results.
Capitalization does not matter.
Limits can be added.