Contemporary Issues Collection

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Note: Browses only the following series: Opposing Viewpoints, Current Controversies, At Issues, and Contemporary World Issues. To view all titles, go to the Pro/Con table at the library.

Web Access to Current Issues Databases

In order to facilitate off-campus research and online searching, the library subscribes to a selection of Current Issues Databases.

Collection Description

The Current Issues & Pro/Con collection brings together resources on contemporary topics.

As the titles of the various series (listed below) imply, many of the essays support a position on an issue or topic.

Some, such as CQ Researcher, Information Plus, and Contemporary World Issues, are good sources for background information, and the others provide argumentative essays.

The Current Issues collection includes the following series:

  • At Issue series
  • Banned in the Media
  • Contemporary Issues series
  • CQ Researcher - (1991 to present; most current issues are on the Pro/Con table others are located in the reference collection)
  • Current Controversies series
  • Information Plus series
  • Issues & Controversies on File
  • Opposing Viewpoints series
  • Reference Shelf series
  • Taking Sides series
  • Note: the search box above searches only a subset of this listing.


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    Most of the Current Issues collection is located on the Pro/Con table between the reference desk and the copy machines.  Previous editions of some titles are in the General Collection.  Be sure to double check the 'Collection' statement in the catalog.
    Circulation Policies
    All books in the Pro/Con section can be checked out according standard loan policies.

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