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Reference Guide: Opposing Viewpoints

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Opposing Viewpoints

The Opposing Viewpoints series, in the Reference area (call numbers beginning REF HM 216), provides essays arguing on each side of controversial issues.  Ask a librarian for help in finding the volumes relevant to your topic.

Here's a list (alphabetical by title) of the volumes available in Lewis Library as of July 2020.                                        

  • The #MeToo Movement (vol. 89, 2020)
  • Abortion (vol. 1, 2010)                                                      
  • AIDS (vol. 2, 2012)            
  • Alternative Medicine (vol. 31, 2012)              
  • America’s Changing Demographics (vol. 86, 2020)
  • America’s Global Influence (vol. 3, 2011)    
  • America’s Prisons (vol. 52, 2016)    
  • Antibiotics (vol. 4, 2011)
  • Athletes, Ethics, and Morality (vol. 74 2019)
  • Automation of Labor (vol. 91, 2020)
  • Big Pharma and Drug Pricing (vol. 75, 2018)                
  • Birth Control (vol. 61, 2016)
  • Black Lives Matter (vol. 76, 2019)
  • The Blockade of the Gaza Strip (vol. 90,  2020)
  • Campaign Finance (vol. 81, 2019)
  • Charter Schools (vol. 5, 2012)                                         
  • Cloning (vol. 6, 2012)        
  • Copyright Infringement (vol. 35, 2014)
  • The Death Penalty (vol. 32, 2013)  
  • Development, Land Use, and Environmental Impact (vol. 95, 2020)
  • DNA Testing and Privacy (vol. 93, 2020)
  • Domestic Terrorism (vol. 43, 2015)                
  • Domestic Violence (vol. 7, 2012)    
  • Education (vol. 41, 2014) 
  • Energy Alternatives (vol. 51, 2015)
  • Epidemics (vol. 8, 2011)   
  • Euthanasia (vol. 47, 2015)                                               
  • Extremism (vol.2011)                                        
  • Feminism (vol. 96, 2019; vol. 10, 2012 edition)
  • Film Industry (vol. 11, 2009)           
  • The Future of Space Exploration (vol. 94, 2020)
  • Garbage and Recycling (vol. 12, 2012)                          
  • Gays in the Military (vol. 13, 2011)
  • Gender in the 21st Century (vol. 87, 2020)
  • Gentrification and the Housing Crisis (vol. 73, 2019)
  • Global Sustainability (vol. 62, 2016)
  • Gun Violence (vol. 57, 2015)           
  • Hacking and Hackers (vol. 42, 2014)                            
  • Harm Reduction:  Public Health Strategies (vol. 97, 2019)
  • Health Care (vol. 14, 2012)                                              
  • Homelessness (vol. 15, 2012)          
  • Homosexuality (vol. 40, 2013)        
  • Human Migration (vol. 88, 2020)
  • Human Migration (vol. 88, 2020)
  • Identity Politics (vol. 72, 2018)
  • Illegal Immigration (vol. 16, 2015) 
  • Immigration Bans (vol. 69, 2018)
  • Income Inequality (vol. 53, 2016)
  • Internet (vol. 68, 2016)
  • Internet Censorship (vol. 49, 2014)                
  • Interpreting the Bill of Rights (vol. 82, 2019)
  • Interracial America (vol. 17, 2012)                 
  • Juvenile Crime (vol. 18, 2012)
  • Labor Unions and Workers’ Rights (vol. 84, 2020)
  • Mandatory Minimum Sentences (vol. 80, 2019)
  • Mass Media (vol. 44, 2014)             
  • Media Violence (vol. 34, 2013)       
  • Medical Marijuana (vol. 39, 2013)
  • Medical Testing (vol. 45, 2014)
  • The Minimum Wage (vol. 19, 2012)              
  • Net Neutrality (vol. 77, 2019)
  • Nutrition (vol. 20, 2012)                                                    
  • Obesity (vol. 46, 2015; vol. 21 is 2011 edition)            
  • Performance-enhancing Drugs (vol. 48, 2015)
  • Pesticides and GMOs (vol. 83, 2019)
  • Police Brutality (vol. 59, 2016)
  • Politics and Journalism in a Post-truth World (vol. 78, 2019)
  • Pollution (vol. 22, 2011)                                                    
  • Poverty (vol. 23, 2012)      
  • Presidential Powers (vol. 55, 2010)
  • Privilege in America (vol. 92, 2020)
  • Professional Athletes (vol. 38, 2014)
  • Public Shaming (vol. 71, 2017)
  • Race in America (vol. 54, 2017)
  • Racial Profiling (vol. 37, 2013)        
  • Russia (vol. 36, 2014)                        
  • Sanctuary Cities (vol. 79, 2019)
  • School Reform (vol. 24, 2011)        
  • Single-Parent Families (vol. 60, 2016)                            
  • Social Justice (vol. 25, 2010)            
  • Space Exploration (vol. 67, 2016)
  • Sexual Violence (vol. 50, 2014)
  • Slavery and Human Trafficking (vol. 64, 2016)                          
  • Stem Cells (vol. 26, 2012)
  • Teachers and Ethics (vol. 63, 2016)                                               
  • Tobacco and Smoking (vol. 27, 2012)           
  • Toxic Masculinity (vol. 85, 2020)
  • The U.S. Deficit (vol. 33, 2013)       
  • The U.S. Military (vol. 66, 2016)
  • Unemployment (vol. 28, 2011)
  • Violent Video Games (vol. 70, 2018)
  • Voting Rights (vol. 58, 2015)
  • The Wealth Gap (vol. 65, 2017)                                      
  • Welfare (vol. 29, 2012)                                                     
  • Work and Family (vol. 30, 12)               

Also series “Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints”

  • Animal Rights (call number HV4708 .A5494 2011)
  • Gun Control  (call number REF HV 7436 .G8634 2013)
  • Internet Journalism and Fake News  (REF PN 4784 .F27 I58 2018)
  • Standardized Testing (LB3051 .S787 2011)
  • Voting Rights and Voter ID Laws (REF KF 4904 .V68 2019)

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