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COB 202 - Social Issues

This guide will help COB 202 students use JMU Libraries resources to research social issues

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Valerie Linsinbigler

Encyclopedias or topic introductions

These sources contain books that are credible alternatives to Wikipedia to help you understand the history or current knowledge about social issues topics like immigration or poverty. 

Specific encyclopedias

Myth and Reality in the U. S. Immigration Debate

Ebook. "History and cutting-edge social science data guide an analysis of the actual, empirical impact of immigration on U.S. society."

Feminism : a key idea for business and society

In this concise book, feminist thought is made accessible and relevant to both students and management practitioners.

The New Climate War: The fight to take back the planet

A renowned climate scientist shows how fossil fuel companies have waged a thirty-year campaign to deflect blame and responsibility and delay action on climate change, and offers a battle plan for how we can save the planet.

From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The making of mass incarceration in America

In the United States in 2016, one in every 31 adults was under some form of penal control, including one in 11 African American men. How did the "land of the free" become the home of the world's largest prison system?

Search for books on your topic

The libraries are continually purchasing new e-books on topics like climate change and racism. Use our Library Search tool to find the latest books on your topic. This video shows how to narrow your search to just e-books, or to the most recently published titles.