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The following guide provides links and resources concerning current and controversial issues.
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How To Use This Guide:

The following LibGuide provides various topics broken down into general subject categories.  Please note that most of these topics are broad and will need to be narrowed down further.

Under each tab you will find an index of the topics on the left.  On the right will be those same topics in alphabetical order with several selected resources that may help start your research.  Since these topics are broad, the resources may not help your specific thesis.

These resources will also vary in format and location, so click on the resource's link to find its current location and availability.


Note: These resources should be a jumping off point for your research and are not the only topics you can choose. Stop by the Reference Desk or contact a librarian here with any questions about your research. We're here to help!

 

Reference Books

Print and electronic reference books are great for helping you pick an area to write about. More information about how reference books can help your research found here.

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Culture wars : an encyclopedia of issues, viewpoints, and voices - Roger Chapman, editor
Call Number: REF HM1121 .C85 2010
ISBN: 9780765617613
This title is also available electronically through the CREDO Reference database.

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Encyclopedia of Social Problems - Vincent N. Parrillo (Editor)
Call Number: HN28 .E55 2008
ISBN: 9781412941655
Publication Date: 2008-05-22

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace - Nigel Young (Editor)
Call Number: JZ5533 .O95 2010
ISBN: 9780195334685
Publication Date: 2010-02-18

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The Oxford Companion to Global Change - Andrew Goudie; David Cuff; David J. Cuff
Call Number: GE149 .C84 2009
ISBN: 9780195324884
Publication Date: 2008-11-21

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