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SOC 241 Modern Social Problems: Assignment 1

Find instructions for locating newspaper articles (public attention data) on "poverty industry" topics in this guide.

Introduction

This page will walk you through the libraries resources and databases that deal specifically with current events and social issues, and serve as an excellent starting point for your research. Although you may find your topic in one database, be sure to check additional databases for a more well-rounded perspective.

Brainstorming

Still in a brainstorming stage? Try browsing one of these sites below. Each offers debates and discussions on a variety of issues.

 


  

ProCon.Org

A non-profit organization that provides useful information and resources on 42 controversial issues.

  


  

Debatepedia

  A non-profit organization that delivers an online encyclopedia of pro and con arguments and quotes on critical issues.

Where to Start

Databases


Documentaries

Websites

Hot Topics

Abortion

Animal Rights

College Athletics

Crime and Police Conduct

Death Penalty

Drug Abuse

Economy

Education

Energy and Climate Change

Gun Control

Health Care Reform

Immigration

Infrastructure

LGBTQ Rights

Marijuana Legalization

Religion

Student Debt

Terrorism

Hours and Locations