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Opposing ViewPoints  

Pro/Con Leading Issues  

CQ Researcher   CQ Research offers in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy. This is a great resource to use to prepare for a debate.

Hot Topic - Leading Issues  A variety of resources on current leading issues.


Abortion: An Eternal Social and Moral Issue  This is one of the volumes in the Information Plus Reference Series whose purpose is to present the history and latest facts on a topic of pressing concern in modern American life. This volume focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding abortion.


AIDS  Raising awareness of HIV and AIDS.


Censorship - Opposing Viewpoints  Discover a variety of topics about censorship in the United States.

Censorship in America  Discover a variety of topics about censorship in the United States.

Challenged and Banned Books  Banned Books Week emphasizes the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one's opinion even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular and the importance of ensuring the availability of those unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints to all who wish to read them.

Controversial Issues

Gay and Lesbian Rights  Learn about Gay and Lesbian civil rights and current progress.

Marijuana  Learn about the history of Marijuana while researching current issues.

The Gambling Debate  Challenging readers to evaluate gambling's risks and rewards for themselves, this book offers a fascinating look at the $900 billion-per-year gambling industry and its broad social, economic, and political impact.

Drugs & Alcohol

Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol  Learn more about this pervasive problem.

The Office of National Drug Control Policy  A comprehensive view of drug policy provided by the White House


American Civil Liberties Union  What the ACLU does isn't always popular, but the Constitution protects everyone or it protects no one. Learn more.

Gender Equality   Topic overview in the New Dictionary of the History of Ideas.


Drug Abuse  Learn more about Drug Abuse.

Medicine and Doctors

Medicine, Health, and Bioethics: Essential Primary Sources  A focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Each title contains approximately 175 full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context.


Body Image   Highlights the expanding influence of economics in social science research and features new articles and biographies contributed by scholars from around the world on a wide array of global topics in the social sciences.

Psychologists and Their Theories for Students, 2005  Perfect for research assignments in psychology, science and history, this one-stop source for in-depth coverage of major psychological theories and the people who developed them provides a unique approach to the study of psychological history as it pertains to analysis. 2 volumes.

Terrorism & Genocide Crimes

Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity 3 V.  This encyclopedia spans the globe to explain the issues behind crimes against humanity and human rights issues as they relate to individual countries and the world at large. It traces the history of events that qualify as genocide and crimes against humanity, profiles perpetrators and heroes, and explains international laws and law proceedings aimed at ending genocide and crimes against humanity

International Security and the United States: An Encyclopedia, Volume 1  International/Transnational Security

International Security and the United States: An Encyclopedia, Volume 2  International/Transnational Security