Issues and Controversies

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On the Shelf

Broaden your category when searching for a book. Your subject may be a chapter in a book.
Example: Search for books on "Stem Cell" for a chapter on cloning.

EBooks Online: Full Text

Includes these books:
  • Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood: In History and Society
  • Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice
  • Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity
  • Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World
  • Encyclopedia of Recreation and Leisure in America
  • Encyclopedia of Religion
  • Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics
  • Encyclopedia of the American Constitution
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America
  • History of World Trade Since 1450
  • Major Acts of Congress
  • New Catholic Encyclopedia
  • The People's Chronology
  • Tobacco in History and Culture: An Encyclopedia

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EBooks on the Web

Many of these books are great sources of in depth background information
If you find a book here and you would like the print book, speak to a library staff person. Chances are, we can get it for you.

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RJ Databases

Start with these databases:

Expand your search:

Searches all relevant databases for your topic.
Use a keyword search. As you begin typing it will suggest topics which may be helpful.
First result often is a Research Starter which will provide a good overview of the topic.
Use limiters, found on the left side of the results page, to narrow your search. An especially helpful limiter is Subject. Be sure to use the Show More link to access all the subject limiters.
Use Advanced Search. Search your big topic and a subtopic and consider using ‘’’title’’’ or subject terms in the drop down menu to the right of the search box. This will limit your hits to the most relevant articles immediately.
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Websites

Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues

In-Depth News

Catholic Church Teaching

Laws & Treaties

Health & Medical

Statistics, Surveys and Polls

Evaluation Tools, Citation Tools & Database Passwords

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Basic evaluation form Citing: When and Why For Home Use
Advanced evaluation form . . . . . . . . Citation examples . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to use Easybib