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Social Issues & Current Events: Library Resources
This guide can assist with research in social issues and controversial topics.
Use this guide for information on Social Issues & Current Events. Search the Library Resources below for books, eBooks, articles, and streaming videos. Use the tabs above to explore web sites and use citation tools.
Kanopy provides over 14,000 streaming videos including award winning documentaries and classic films that support all subjects. To view Kanopy videos, you will need to create an account on the Kanopy site, but will then have unlimited access to the collection.
The ACLU advocates freedom of speech, equal protection, fair treatment, and right to privacy. Their site provides comprehensive coverage of a variety of social issues including criminal justice, the death penalty, free speech, HIV/AIDS, immigrants' rights, lesbian & gay rights, racial equality, and much more.
This conservative think tank advocates limited government, individual freedoms, and traditional American values. Their "Research" area covers both foreign and domestic issues, including crime, education, family and marriage, social security, welfare, and much more.
This nonpartisan group focuses on issues that deal with cities and their residents. Topics covered include "Crime / Justice," "Economy / Taxes," "Health / Healthcare," "Housing," and "Welfare." Each issue has numerous full text research reports, which are browsable by author or topic, and keyword searchable; reports are available as a standard webpage or as PDF documents.