Social Issues: Getting Started

A guide to exploring resources for social issues and current events.

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This guide will familiarize you with social issues and current events, help you explore potential topics, and will introduce you to books, research databases, documentaries, and websites to help you with your research.  Use the tabs above to connect to library resources to help you get started.

What are Social Issues?

Social issues are problems that affect a large number of people, often involving a moral or ethical debate. Frequently social issues are controversial and stir emotion, involve or influence a large group of people, and have been widely covered in the news and media.

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