This is the "For Starters" page of the "Need a Topic?" guide.
Alternate Page for Screenreader Users
Skip to Page Navigation
Skip to Page Content

The following guide provides links and resources concerning current and controversial issues.
Last Updated: Sep 23, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

For Starters Print Page

How To Use This Guide:

This Research Guide 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 starting 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.

Cover Art
Culture wars: An Encyclopedia of Issues, Viewpoints, and Voices - Edited by Roger Chapman
Call Number: REF HM1121 .C85 2010
ISBN: 9780765617613
Publication Date: 2010
This title is also available electronically through the CREDO Reference database.

Cover Art
Encyclopedia of Social Problems - Vincent N. Parrillo
Call Number: HN28 .E55 2008
ISBN: 9781412941655
Publication Date: 2008

Cover Art
The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace - Edited by Nigel Young
Call Number: JZ5533 .O95 2010
ISBN: 9780195334685
Publication Date: 2010

Cover Art
The Oxford Companion to Global Change - Andrew Goudie, David Cuff, and David J. Cuff
Call Number: GE149 .C84 2009
ISBN: 9780195324884
Publication Date: 2008

Cover Art
Culture Wars in America - Glenn H. Utter
Call Number: REF HN90.M6 U85 2010
Publication Date: 2010
This comprehensive documentary report on the cultural and political state of the union explores the flashpoints of the debate over American identity and values.

Cover Art
Representative American Speeches - HW Wilson
Call Number: REF PS668 .B3
Publication Date: Annual
Selected from a diverse field of speakers and venues, this volume offers some of the most engaging American speeches of the year. Distinguished by its diversity, covering areas in politics, education, popular culture, as well as trending topics in the news, these speeches provide an interesting format to explore some of the year's most important stories.


Loading  Loading...