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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 the reference 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 May 2019.

  • Abortion (vol. 1, 2010)                                    
  • AIDS (vol. 2, 2012)     
  • Alternative Medicine (vol. 31, 2012)                            
  • America’s Global Influence (vol. 3, 2011)         
  • America’s Prisons (vol. 52, 2016)         
  • Antibiotics (vol. 4, 2011)
  • Athletes, Ethics, and Morality (vol. 74 2019)
  • Big Pharma and Drug Pricing (vol. 75, 2018)                
  • Birth Control (vol. 61, 2016)
  • Black Lives Matter (vol. 76, 2019)
  • Charter Schools (vol. 5, 2012)                          
  • Cloning (vol. 6, 2012)  
  • Copyright Infringement (vol. 35, 2014)
  • The Death Penalty (vol. 32, 2013)        
  • 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. 10, 2012)
  • Film Industry (vol. 11, 2009)                                        
  • Garbage and Recycling (vol. 12, 2012)             
  • Gays in the Military (vol. 13, 2011)
  • Gentrification and the Housing Crisis (vol. 73, 2019)
  • Global Sustainability (vol. 62, 2016)
  • Gun Violence (vol. 57, 2015)   
  • Hacking and Hackers (vol. 42, 2014)                
  • Health Care (vol. 14, 2012)                              
  • Homelessness (vol. 15, 2012)   
  • Homosexuality (vol. 40, 2013)  
  • 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)                   
  • Interracial America (vol. 17, 2012)                   
  • Juvenile Crime (vol. 18, 2012)
  • 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)                           
  • 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)
  • 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)   
  • 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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