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Several VGCC online resources are geared toward social problems and other controversial issues. If you are just starting to research a topic or having difficulty finding good resources, you can browse through covered topics and see multiple sources on them. Be aware that many sources will be opinions or people's viewpoints and take that into consideration when reading or using those sources.
Abortion: An Eternal Social and Moral Issue by
Publication Date: 2012-03-23
Provides both sides of the divisive argument surrounding abortion. Also includes statistics, views from around the world, religious thoughts, and legal rulings.
Urbanization & Population
Deviant Sexual Behavior
The Handbook of Deviant Behavior by
Publication Date: 2012-04-27
Presents a comprehensive and accessible overview of the contemporary body of knowledge in the field of social deviance.
Economic Problems, Poverty & Wealth
Problems in Education
Education: Meeting America's Needs? by
Publication Date: 2012-03-30
Covers multiple issues and debates in education, including special education, higher education, home schooling, school choice and vouchers, teacher demand, and public opinions about education.
Medical Care and Physical and Mental Illness
Mental Illness in America by
Publication Date: 2015-12-01
This issue guide examines three options to reduce the impact of mental illness in the U.S.: put safety first, enable mental health services to all who need them, and let people plot their own course.
Race & Ethnic Relations
Minorities: Race and Ethnicity in America by
Publication Date: 2012-10-12
Examines the differences between minority groups and white Americans across the economic, political, and social spectrums. Explores the experience of African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Asian-Americans, and other minority groups living in the United States.
War, Terrorism & Balance of Power
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