Social Issues: Books & Ebooks

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

Searching the Library Catalog

Use keyword and subject searches to find items in the library catalog.

Here are some subject headings you might want to try:

Need more ideas? Check out the Additional Help section or view the Research Process guide.

OhioLINK Catalog Search


Still can't find what you're looking for? Try OhioLINK. Use your name and Cougar ID to request items be delivered to the Columbus State Community College library.


Circulating Books

The library contains literally hundreds of books dealing specifically with social issues. These titles listed below are good starting points for finding topic ideas and brief information on several different social issues. To find additional information on a specific social issue, try browsing one of the listed book series, perform a keyword search in the catalog, or ask a librarian for help!

Reference Books



The eBook Collection contains ebooks, including several on social issues. Look especially in the Social Sciences category and the Self-Help & Family category.

Recommended Series

Below are examples of book series that specifically deal with social problems. Very helpful if you're topic hunting!

  Education - Opposing Viewpoints Series

Education from Opposing Viewpoints

Suggested E-Books

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