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  1. Controversial Issues Topics: A-EF-JK-RS-Z

  2. Abortion Adoption Affirmative Action AIDS Alcoholism Animal Experimentation Animal Rights Assisted Suicide (Euthanasia) Athletes Bioethics Biological Weapons Birth Control Capital Punishment Censorship Child Abuse Church and State Civil Rights Cloning Creationism Crime Death Divorce Domestic Violence Drinking (Alcoholic Beverages) Driving while intoxicated Drug abuse Drug traffic Drugs and Athletes Eating Disorders Education Elderly Emigration and immigration Employment Endangered Species Environmentalism Evolution (Biology) A-E

  3. Abortion • The Dewey numbers for this topic are 179,344,363.4, and 618.8 . Look for books that fit your research • Check the Social issues in America Encyclopedia • Ask the librarian for the folder of information • Check the Databases (SIRS and E Library) • Check Student Resource Center at the Public Library • Here are some web sites to try • National Abortion Federation • This site is offers both Choice and Pro Life views • A Right to life site • A Teen site that offers searchable information • The Multnomah County Library

  4. Adoption • The Dewey number for this topic is 362.73. Look for books that fit your research • Check the Social issues in America Encyclopedia • Check the Databases (SIRS and E Library) • Check Student Resource Center at the Public Library • Check these web sites: • California state Frequently asked questions • Adopting.org • International Adoptions • I Debate

  5. Affirmative Action • The Dewey number for this topic is 387.1. Look for books that fit your research • Check the Social issues in America Encyclopedia • Ask the librarian for the folder of information • Check the Databases (SIRS and E Library) • Check Student Resource Center at the Public Library • Check these web sites • Affirmative Action and Diversity Project • The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education • Civil Rights Organization • Social Issues from the Multnomah County Library • I Debate

  6. AIDS • The Dewey number for this topic is 616.97. Look for books that fit your research • Check the Social issues in America Encyclopedia • Check the Databases (SIRS and E Library) • Check Student Resource Center at the Public Library • Check these web sites: • Social Issues from the Multnomah County Library • Center for Disease Control • Henry J. Kaiser Foundation • I Debate

  7. Alcoholism • The Dewey number for this topic is 616.86. Look for books that fit your research • Check the Social issues in America Encyclopedia • Check the Databases (SIRS and E Library) • Check Student Resource Center at the Public Library • Check these web sites • Facts on Alcohol Abuse • Fetal Alcohol syndrome • Problems and Solutions • Studies on Alcohol • Social Issues from the Multnomah County Library • I Debate

  8. Animal Experimentation • The Dewey number for this topic is 179. Look for books that fit your research • Check the Social issues in America Encyclopedia • Check the Databases (SIRS and E Library) • Check Student Resource Center at the Public Library • Check these web sites: • Alternatives to animal experimentation • AAVS • Foundation for Biomedical research • I Debate

  9. Animal Rights • The Dewey number for this topic is 179. Look for books that fit your research • Check the Social issues in America Encyclopedia • Check the Encyclopedia of Bioethics • Check the Databases (SIRS and E Library) • Check Student Resource Center at the Public Library • Check out these web sites • Here a web cast on McDonald’s practices • Check out PETA’s stand. (People for the ethical treatment of animals) • In Defense of Animals • I Debate

  10. Assisted Suicide (Euthanasia) • The Dewey number for this topic is 179.7. Look for books that fit your research • Check the Social issues in America Encyclopedia • Check the Encyclopedia of Bioethics • Check the Databases (SIRS and E Library) • Check Student Resource Center at the Public Library • Check these Web sites • Social Issues from the Multnomah County Library • Check these Web sites: • Religious Tolerance • Right to die • Web sites and literature • I Debate

  11. Athletes • Check the Databases (SIRS and E Library) • Check Student Resource Center at the Public Library • Check these web sites: • Women’s sports • Olympic Athletes • ESPN Biographies • Sports Records • I Debate

  12. Bioethics • The Dewey number for this topic is 174. Look for books that fit your research • Check the Social issues in America Encyclopedia • Check the Databases (SIRS and E Library) • Check Student Resource Center at the Public Library • Check these web sites: • Bioethics links • Center for bioethics • Bioethics web links

  13. Biological Weapons • The Dewey number for this topic is 358. Look for books that fit your research • Check the Social issues in America Encyclopedia • Check the Databases (SIRS and E Library) • Check Student Resource Center at the Public Library • Check these web sites: • Medline plus • PBS • Articles from the Journal of American Medical Association

  14. Birth Control • The Dewey number for this topic is 344.7304. Look for books that fit your research • the Social issues in America Encyclopedia • Check the Databases (SIRS and E Library) • Check Student Resource Center at the Public Library • Check these web sites: • Biology project • Reproductive Health information • Planned Parenthood • I Debate

  15. Capital Punishment • The Dewey number for this topic is 364.66. Look for books that fit your research • Check the Social issues in America Encyclopedia • Check the Databases (SIRS and E Library) • Check Student Resource Center at the Public Library • Check out these web sites • California Department of Corrections • Religious Tolerance presents many viewpoints • Statistics from the Justice Department • Social Issues from the Multnomah County Library • I Debate

  16. Censorship • The Dewey number for this topic is 363.31. Look for books that fit your research • Check the Social issues in America Encyclopedia • Check the Databases (SIRS and E Library) • Check Student Resource Center at the Public Library • Another term to use is “Intellectual Freedom” • Check out these web sites • The Index on Censorship • The National Coalition against censorship • UC Santa Barbara • The American Library Association • Social Issues from the Multnomah County Library • I Debate

  17. Child Abuse • The Dewey number for this topic is 362.78. Look for books that fit your research • Check the Social issues in America Encyclopedia • Check the Databases (SIRS and E Library) • Check Student Resource Center at the Public Library • Check these web sites: • Medline • PBS • Crimes against children

  18. Church and State • Check the Social issues in America Encyclopedia • Check the Databases (SIRS and E Library) • Check Student Resource Center at the Public Library • Check these web sites: • The Establishment Clause • Library of Congress (religion in the early days of the U.S.) • First Amendment

  19. Civil Rights • The Dewey number for this topic is 342.73. Look for books that fit your research • Check the Social issues in America Encyclopedia • Check the Databases (SIRS and E Library) • Check Student Resource Center at the Public Library • Check out these web sites • Voices of Civil Rights • Civil Rights Museum • Reporting on the Civil Rights movement • Social Issues from the Multnomah County Library

  20. Cloning • The Dewey number for this topic is 176. Look for books that fit your research • Check the Encyclopedia of Bioethics • Check the Databases (SIRS and E Library) • Check Student Resource Center at the Public Library • Check out these web sites: • U. S. Department of Energy • Human Cloning Foundation • New Scientist

  21. Creationism • The Dewey number for this topic is 231. Look for books that fit your research • Check the Social issues in America Encyclopedia • Check the Encyclopedia of Bioethics • Check the Databases (SIRS and E Library) • Check Student Resource Center at the Public Library • Check out these Web sites • Social Issues from the Multnomah County Library • Intelligent design • I Debate

  22. Crime • The Dewey number for this topic is 364.1. Look for books that fit your research • Check the Social issues in America Encyclopedia • Check the Databases (SIRS and E Library) • Check Student Resource Center at the Public Library • Check these web sites: • National crime prevention council • True Crime library • BBC • I Debate

  23. Death • The Dewey number for this topic is 155.9 and 611. Look for books that fit your research • Check the Social issues in America Encyclopedia • Check the Databases (SIRS and E Library) • Check Student Resource Center at the Public Library • Check these web sites: • Medline • Encyclopedia of Death and Dying

  24. Divorce • The Dewey number for this topic is 306.89. Look for books that fit your research • Check the Social issues in America Encyclopedia • Check the Databases (SIRS and E Library) • Check Student Resource Center at the Public Library • Check these web sites: • Divorce and Family Law • Teengrowth • I Debate

  25. Domestic Violence • The Dewey number for this topic is 362.29. Look for books that fit your research • Check the Social issues in America Encyclopedia • Check the Databases (SIRS and E Library) • Check Student Resource Center at the Public Library • Check these web sites: • World Health Organization • National coalition against domestic violence • I Debate

  26. Drinking (Alcoholic Beverages) • The Dewey number for this topic is 362.292. Look for books that fit your research • Check the Social issues in America Encyclopedia • Check the Databases (SIRS and E Library) • Check Student Resource Center at the Public Library • Check these web sites: • Alcohol problems and solutions • Rethinking drinking • I Debate

  27. Driving while intoxicated • The Dewey number for this topic is 363.12. Look for books that fit your research • Check the Databases (SIRS and E Library) • Check Student Resource Center at the Public Library • Here are some web sites to try: • The center for problem oriented policing • Mothers against Drunk driving • The Insurance Institute for Highway safety • Social Issues from the Multnomah County Library

  28. Drug Abuse • The Dewey number for this topic is 362.29. Look for books that fit your research • Check the Social issues in America Encyclopedia • Check the Databases (SIRS and E Library) • Check Student Resource Center at the Public Library • Here are some web sites to try: • Drug policy alliance • The science behind drug abuse • I Debate • Check the slide on Juvenile drug abuse

  29. Drug Traffic • The Dewey number for this topic is 363.29. Look for books that fit your research • Check the Social issues in America Encyclopedia • Check the Databases (SIRS and E Library) • Check Student Resource Center at the Public Library • Here are some web sites to try: • PBS • National clearing house for drug and alcohol information • World Drug report

  30. Drugs and Athletes • The Dewey number for this topic is 362.29. Look for books that fit your research • Check the Social issues in America Encyclopedia • Check the Databases (SIRS and E Library) • Check Student Resource Center at the Public Library • You might want to try these web sites: • United States anti-doping agency • World anti-doping agency • I Debate

  31. Eating Disorders • The Dewey number for this topic is 616.85. Look for books that fit your research • Check the Social issues in America Encyclopedia • Check the Databases (SIRS and E Library) • Check Student Resource Center at the Public Library • Try these web sites: • National Eating Disorder association • Mirror Mirror • UC Davis • I Debate

  32. Education • The Dewey number for this topic is 344.73 & the 370’s. Look for books that fit your research • Check the Social issues in America Encyclopedia • Check the Databases (SIRS and E Library) • Check Student Resource Center at the Public Library • Check these web sites: • Yahoo a directory of web sites about issues in education • Education week • Education index • I Debate

  33. Elderly • The Dewey number for this topic is 305.26. Look for books that fit your research • Check the Social issues in America Encyclopedia • Check the Databases (SIRS and E Library) • Check Student Resource Center at the Public Library • Check these web sites: • Social Gerontology • Little brothers • I Debate

  34. Emigration and Immigration • Check the Social issues in America Encyclopedia • Check the Databases (SIRS and E Library) • Check Student Resource Center at the Public Library • Check these web sites: • Frequently asked questions • NPR • Statistics • SCORE has a list of links • I Debate

  35. Employment • The Dewey number for this topic is 331.3. Look for books that fit your research • Check the Social issues in America Encyclopedia • Check the Databases (SIRS and E Library) • Check Student Resource Center at the Public Library • Check these web sites: • Finding a job • Job Descriptions • Interview tips • FCIC • I Debate

  36. Endangered Species • The Dewey number for this topic is 333.95. Look for books that fit your research • Check the Social issues in America Encyclopedia • Check the Databases (SIRS and E Library) • Check Student Resource Center at the Public Library • Check these web sites: • Animal info • World Wildlife fund • Fish and wildlife • I Debate

  37. Environmentalism • The Dewey number for this topic is 333.7. Look for books that fit your research • Check the Social issues in America Encyclopedia • Check the Databases (SIRS and E Library) • Check Student Resource Center at the Public Library • Check these web sites • Social Issues from the Multnomah County Library • PBS • Global Stewards • Green Guide • I Debate

  38. Evolution (Biology) • The Dewey number for this topic is 179.7. Look for books that fit your research • Check the Social issues in America Encyclopedia • Check the Databases (SIRS and E Library) • Check Student Resource Center at the Public Library • Check these web sites: • I Debate

  39. Family Family Relations Feminism Gambling Gangs Genetic Engineering Genocide Global Warming Globalization Gun Control Hate Crimes Health Care Reform Health Insurance Homelessness Homosexuality Human Rights Illegal immigrants Internet Iraq Islamic Fundamentalism Juvenile drinking Juvenile drug abuse Juvenile offenders F-J

  40. Family • The Dewey number for this topic is 306.85. Look for books that fit your research • Check the Social issues in America Encyclopedia • Check the Databases (SIRS and E Library) • Check Student Resource Center at the Public Library • Check these web sites: • Fact book • Child and family web guide • Family history • Focus on the family

  41. Family Relations • Check the Social issues in America Encyclopedia • Check the Databases (SIRS and E Library) • Check Student Resource Center at the Public Library • Check these web sites: • Family dinners • The whole family • Family information center

  42. Feminism • The Dewey number for this topic is 305.42. Look for books that fit your research • Check the Databases (SIRS and E Library) • Check Student Resource Center at the Public Library • Check the Social issues in America Encyclopedia • Check these web sites: • Voices of Feminism • Photographs • National council for research on women • I Debate

  43. Gambling • The Dewey number for this topic is 306.3 and 363.4. Look for books that fit your research • Check the Databases (SIRS and E Library) • Check Student Resource Center at the Public Library • Check the Social issues in America Encyclopedia • Check these web sites: • Gambling laws • Council on problem gambling • Responsible gambling • American Radio works • I Debate

  44. Gangs • The Dewey number for this topic is 364.105. Look for books that fit your research • Check the Social issues in America Encyclopedia • Check the Databases (SIRS and E Library) • Check Student Resource Center at the Public Library • Check out these web pages • Social Issues from the Multnomah County Library • Gang Research • Gang History • Coroner’s Report • I Debate

  45. Genetic engineering • Check the Social issues in America Encyclopedia • Check the Encyclopedia of Bioethics • Check the Databases (SIRS and E Library) • Check Student Resource Center at the Public Library • Check out these web sites: • U. S. Department of Energy • Genetically engineered animals • Bioethics • CCOF • I Debate

  46. Genocide • Check the Databases (SIRS and E Library) • Check Student Resource Center at the Public Library • Check the Social issues in America Encyclopedia • Check the reference section for the Encyclopedia of Genocide and crimes against humanity • Check these web sites: • Armenian genocide 1915 • Cambodian genocide • Rwanda • Holocaust • Bosnia • I Debate

  47. Global Warming • The Dewey number for this topic is 363.73. Look for books that fit your research • Check the Social issues in America Encyclopedia • Check the Databases (SIRS and E Library) • Check Student Resource Center at the Public Library • Check out these web sites • Social Issues from the Multnomah County Library • The Environmental Protection Agency • California Solutions • Frequently Asked Questions • A map of warming sites • Social Issues from the Multnomah County Library • I Debate

  48. Globalization • The Dewey number for this topic is 386. Look for books that fit your research • Check the Databases (SIRS and E Library) • Check Student Resource Center and Opposing view points from the Public Library • Check the Social issues in America Encyclopedia • Check these web sites: • Yale • The battle for the world economy • Understanding the world today • Atlas of global inequality • I Debate

  49. Gun Control • The Dewey number for this topic is 363.3. Look for books that fit your research • Check the Social issues in America Encyclopedia • Check the Databases (SIRS and E Library) • Check Student Resource Center at the Public Library • Check out these web sites • Social Issues from the Multnomah County Library • Brady Institute • The NRA (National Rifle Association) • More links and information • I Debate

  50. Hate Crimes • The Dewey number for this topic is 364.1. Look for books that fit your research • Check the Databases (SIRS and E Library) • Check Student Resource Center at the Public Library • Check the Social issues in America Encyclopedia • Check these web sites: • Statistics • Southern poverty law center • Teaching tolerance • I Debate