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Reference Books

The Reference Room includes a wide range of materials that might be used to support a pro-con argument.  A few books related specifically to current social, political or ethical issues are listed below

 

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Culture Wars
Call Number: Ref HM1121 .C85 2010
Publication Date: 2010

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Global Social Issues
Call Number: Ref H41 .G56
Publication Date: 2013

Congressional Digest
Call Number: Ref H35 .E36
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CQ Researcher

For an indepth report on many current issues, try starting with a search in CQ Researcher

  • CQ Researcher Online (CQ Press - Full Text)
    This weekly publication provides in-depth reports on current and controversial issues of the day with complete summaries, insight into all sides of the issues, bibliographies and more.

Indexes and Databases

Use the following sources to find articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers.

  • Academic Search Complete (EBSCO - Full Text)
    A multi-disciplinary database, with full-text coverage of thousands of academic journals and trade publications in the sciences, arts, humanities, and social sciences.
  • Academic (Lexis-Nexis - Full Text)
    LEXIS-NEXIS® Academic provides access to a wide range of news, business, legal, medical, and reference information. Also includes company profiles and Contemporary Women's Issues database
  • MasterFILE Premier (EBSCO - Full Text)
    Provides indexing and full text articles on a broad range of topics including general interest, business, health, education and current events. Full text dates as far back as 1990.
  • Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCO - Full Text)
    Provides indexing and full text coverage of major newspapers such as The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, and The Washington Post and staff articles from many other newspapers, including The Chicago Tribune, The Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Wisconsin State Journal and other Wisconsin regional newspapers.
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