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Books to Discover Topics

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10,000 Ideas for Term papers, Projects, Reports and Speeches
Call Number: REF DESK: LB1047.3 .L35 1998
Stumped on what to talk about?! Use this book to find inspiration.

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99 Jumpstarts to Research
Call Number: REF ZA 3050 .W47 2010
ISBN: 9781598843682

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Social Issues in America: An Encyclopedia
Call Number: REF: HN57 .S624 2006
Browse through the topics in these volumes to get ideas on contemporary hot topics in the United States. When you find a topic, also take note of any subtopics mentioned in the entry.


Browse Topics in Databases

Here are special links to databases you can use to browse topics.  To log on from off campus, click here

Issues and Controversies

Overviews on the current hot topics of the day.  Browse the topic list

CQ Researcher

The authoritative resource on hot topics.  Browse the topic list

Global Issues In Context

Different countries' and cultures' perspectives from around the world.  Browse the topic list

Infobase eBooks

Browse the Infobase ebooks here.  

Browse by Subject
NetLibrary  Browse hundreds of selected books on hot topics and popular culture here


To get magazine cover stories on hot topics.  To search major magazine articles in EBSCOhost MasterFILE Premier, click here


Journal of Social Issues

Journal of Social Issues

Browse the Journal of Social Issues by selecting a year and then an issue (right side). 


Library in a Book

The Library also has in reference the Library in a Book series.  

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Animal Rights - Lisa Yount
Call Number: REF HV4708 .Y84 2008

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Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering
Call Number: REF TP248.23 .Y684 2008

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Censorship - Gail B. Riley
Call Number: REF Z658 .U5 R55 1998

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Drugs and Sports
Call Number: REF RC1230 .P36 2007

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Energy Supply - Lisa Yount
Call Number: REF TJ163.2 .Y68 2005
ISBN: 9781438125480

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Gay Rights - Rachel Kranz; Tim Cusick
Call Number: REF HQ76.8 .U5 K73 2005

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Hate Crimes - Thomas Streissguth
Call Number: REF HV6773.52 .S768 2009

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Immigration - John Powell
Call Number: REF JV6201 .P68 2007

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Power of the News Media - Harry Henderson
Call Number: REF PN4888 .B74 H46 2004

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Prescription Drugs - Fred C. Pampel
Call Number: REF RM301.15 .P36 2010

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Prisons - Jeffrey Ferro
Call Number: REF HV9471 .F465 2006

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Privacy in the Information Age - Harry Henderson
Call Number: REF KF1263 .C65 H46 2006

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Reproductive Rights and Technology - Rachel Kranz
Call Number: REF RG133.5 .K73 2002

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Sexual Misconduct and the Clergy - Jeffrey Ferro
Call Number: REF BV4392.5 .F47 2005

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Stem Cell Research - David E. Newton
Call Number: REF QH588 .S83 N49 2007

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Threats to Food Safety - Fred C. Pampel
Call Number: REF TX531 .P26 2006


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