Controversies & Social Issues


Free Speech Rock, Ithaca College, November 11, 2015

IC Library Print & Media Resources: by Issue

Subject Searching???

  • For the topics below I provide a range of Subject Headings. Each runs a Subject search in the IC Library catalog, providing a quick and easy route to our most relevant resources.
  • Browsing these Headings is also a way to brainstorm your topic, helping you conisder it from different angles and at different levels of specificity.
  • Subject searching is available in most of the IC Library's databases of newspaper, magazine, and journal articles (see Databases above). Although Subject Headings may vary from database to database, most are very similar to those in library catalogs, so scanning these will help you search the databases more effectively.

Affirmative Action

Affirmative action programs United States
Affirmative action programs--Law and legislation--United States

Affirmative action programs in education--United States
Affirmative action programs in education--Law and legislation--United States
Educational equalization--United States
Minorities--Education (Higher)--United States
Discrimination in higher education--United States
Universities and colleges--United States--Admission
Education, Higher--Economic aspects
Education, Higher--Economic aspects--United States
Education, Higher--Finance

Discrimination in employment--United States
Discrimination in employment--Law and legislation--United States
Minorities--United States--Economic conditions
Minorities--Employment--United States
Reverse discrimination--United States
Reverse discrimination in employment--Law and legislation--United States
Diversity in the workplace--United States

African Americans--Education
African Americans--Education (Higher)
African Americans--Employment
African Americans--Economic conditions
African Americans--Reparations
Minorities--United States
United States--Race relations
United States--Race relations--History--20th century
Racism--United States
Race discrimination--United States
Whites--United States--Social conditions
Whites--United States--Race identity
Whites--United States--Attitudes

Sex discrimination against women
Sex discrimination against women--United States
Sex discrimination against women--Law and legislation--United States
Sex discrimination in education--United States
United States. Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX.
Sex discrimination in employment--United States
Sex discrimination in employment--Law and legislation--United States
Women--Employment--United States
Sexism--United States
Men--Attitudes
Men--Employment--United States
Men--United States--Social conditions

People with disabilities--Civil rights--United States
People with disabilities--Legal status, laws, etc.--United States
United States. Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
People with disabilities--Education
People with disabilities--Employment--United States
People with disabilities--Employment--Law and legislation--United States

Also see my research guide for Language, Hatred, and the Postracial World.

American Dream?

American Dream
Quality of life--United States
Social values--United States
Lifestyles--United States

United States--Civilization  [subdivided by time period]
United States--Social conditions  [subdivided by time period]
United States--Social life and customs [subdivided by time period]

Equality--United States
Equality before the law--United States
Civil rights--United States

Social justice--United States
Social classes--United States
Social stratification--United States
Multiculturalism--United States

Intercultural communication--United States
Pluralism (Social sciences) United States
Culture conflict--United States

African Americans--Race identity
Arab Americans--Ethnic identity
Asian Americans--Ethnic identity
Hispanic Americans--Ethnic identity
Mexican Americans--Ethnic identity
Indians of North America--Ethnic Identity
Indians of North America--Cultural assimilation
Racially mixed people--Race identity--United States

Minorities--United States

Minorities--United States--Social conditions
Ethnicity--United States
United States--Ethnic relations
Race awareness--United States
Race relations--United States
United States--Race relations

Discrimination--United States
Race discrimination--United States

Racism--United States
Discrimination in education--United States
Educational equalization
Educational equalization--United States
Discrimination in higher education--United States
Affirmative action programs--United States
Discrimination in employment--United States​
Discrimination in housing--United States​​
Discrimination in law enforcement--United States
Racial profiling in law enforcement--United States
Discrimination in criminal justice administration--United States
Discrimination in medical care--United States

Sexism--United States
Sex discrimination against women--United States
Women's rights--United States
Sex discrimination in employment--United States
Women--Employment--United States
Women in the professions--United States
Wages--Women--United States
Equal pay for equal work--United States
Pay equity--United States

Religious tolerance--United States
Religion and sociology--United States
Freedom of religion--United States
Jews--United States--Identity
Antisemitism--United State
Muslims--United States--Ethnic identity
Islamophobia--United States

Gays--Identity
Gay rights--United States
Gays--Legal status, laws, etc.--United States
Homophobia--United States
Same-sex marriage--United States
Same-sex marriage--Law and legislation--United States

United States--Emigration and immigration
United States--Emigration and immigration--Government policy
United States--Emigration and immigration--Social aspects
Emigration and immigration law--United States
Illegal aliens--United States
Illegal aliens--United States--Social conditions
Alien labor--United States

Income--United States
Income distribution  [inequality of income]
Income distribution--United States
Cost and standard of living--United States
Credit--United States
Home ownership
Suburbs--United States
Wages--United States
Minimum wage--United States
Unemployment--United States

Debt--United States
Consumption (Economics)--United States
Consumption (Economics)--Social aspects--United States
Consumer behavior--United States
United States--Economic conditions--1981-
United States--Economic conditions--21st century
United States--Economic conditions--2001-2009
United States--Economic conditions--2009-

Economic security--United States
Poor--United States
Working class--United States
Working class--United States--Economic conditions
Working poor--United States
Middle class--United States
Middle class--United States--Economic conditions
Wealth--United States
Rich people--United States
Social mobility--United States

Health services accessibility--United States
Right to health care--United States
Poor--Medical care--United States
Medically uninsured persons--Medical care--United States
Medically uninsured persons--United States

Women in popular culture
Men in popular culture--United States
African Americans in popular culture
Jews in popular culture--United States
Gays in popular culture
Sex in popular culture
Violence in popular culture
Stereotypes (Social psychology) in mass media
Women in mass media
Men in mass media
African Americans in mass media
Sex in mass media
Violence in mass media

Stereotypes (Social psychology) in motion pictures
Men in motion pictures
Women in motion pictures
African Americans in motion pictures
Homosexuality in motion pictures
Sex in motion pictures
Violence in motion pictures
Stereotypes (Social psychology) on television
Women on television
African Americans on television
Sex role on television
Homosexuality on television
Violence on television
Sex role in advertising
Women in advertising

American Polarization & Culture Wars

Political participation--United States
Political participation--United States--History--21st century
Political culture--United States
Political culture--United States--History--21st century
Conservatism--United States
Conservatism--United States--History--20th century
Conservatism -- United States -- History -- 21st century
Liberalism -- United States
Liberalism -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Liberalism--United States--History--21st century
Party affiliation--United States
Political parties--United States
Democratic Party (U.S.)
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
Third parties (United States politics)
Progressivism (United States politics)
Socialism--United States
Radicalism--United States
Libertarianism--United States
Tea Party movement
Populism 
Populism--United States 
Political activists--United States
Group identity--Political aspects--United States
Identity politics--United States
Opposition (Political science)--United States
Solidarity--Political aspects
Polarization (Social sciences)
Polarization (Social sciences)--United States
United States--Politics and government--21st century
United States--Politics and government--2009-

Politics and culture--United States
Culture conflict--United States

United States--Social conditions--21st century
Social conflict--United States
Social action--United States
Social values--United States
Social change--United States
Politics, Practical--United States
Business and politics--United States
Corporations--Political activity--United States
Arts--Political aspects--United States
Arts--Political aspects--United States--History--20th century
National Endowment for the Arts
Christianity and politics--United States
Christianity and politics--United States--History--20th century
National characteristics, American

Arab-Israeli Conflict

 
 
 
 

Crime & Criminal Justice

Crime prevention--United States
Fear of crime--United States
Police--United States
Police-community relations--United States
Police brutality--United States
Community policing  
Community policing--United States
Neighborhood watch programs--United States​
Self-defense (Law) Criminal justice, Administration of--United States
Criminal courts--United States

Forfeiture
Forfeiture--Criminal provisions
Forfeiture--United States
Searches and seizures--United States
Arrest--United States
Criminal procedure--United States
Right of property--United States

See also the Dec. 2014 CQ Researcher: Police Tactics

Juvenile delinquency--United States
Juvenile delinquents--United States
Juvenile delinquents--Rehabilitation--United States
Juvenile justice, Administration of--United States
Juvenile courts--United States
Juvenile corrections--United States
Juvenile detention homes--United States

Corrections--United States
Corrections--Contracting out--United States
Punishment--United States
Sentences (Criminal procedure)--United States
Prison sentences--United States
Plea bargaining--United States
Mandatory sentences   [three strikes laws]

For resources on prisons and prisoners see  

Diversity & Work

Diversity in the workplace
Diversity in the workplace--Management
Diversity in the workplace--United States

Discrimination in employment
Discrimination in employment--United States
Discrimination in employment--United States--History
Discrimination in employment--Law and legislation--United States
Affirmative action programs--United States
Affirmative action programs--Law and legislation--United States

Sex discrimination in employment
Sex role in the work environment
Sex role in the work environment--United States
Sexual harassment
Sexual harassment--Law and legislation--United States
Sexual harassment of women--United States
Sexual harassment of women--Law and legislation--United States
Women--Employment
Women--Employment--United States
Women--Employment--United States--History
Women--Employment--United States--History--20th century
Sexual division of labor
Sexual division of labor--United States
Equal pay for equal work
Equal pay for equal work--United States
Glass ceiling (Employment discrimination)--United States
Women executives
Women executives--United States
Women in higher education
Women in journalism--United States
Women in public life--United States
Women in science--United States

Minorities--Employment
Minorities--Employment--United States
African Americans--Employment
African Americans--Employment--History
African Americans--Economic conditions
African American businesspeople
Hispanic Americans--Employment
Hispanic American businesspeople
Hispanic Americans--Economic conditions
Foreign workers--United States
Foreign workers, Mexican--United States
Alien labor--United States

Gays--Employment--United States
Homosexuality in the workplace--United States
Gender identity in the workplace

People with disabilities--Employment--United States

Age discrimination in employment
Age and employment

Personnel management--United States
Corporate culture
Corporate culture--United States
Corporate culture--Congresses
Corporate culture--Case studies
Corporate culture--Cross-cultural studies
Corporate culture--Moral and ethical aspects
Organizational behavior
Organizational behavior--United States
Organizational behavior--Cross-cultural studies
Organizational behavior--Moral and ethical aspects
Business anthropology

Drug Policy & Legalization

Freedom in America

United States. Declaration of Independence
United States. Constitution
United States. Constitution. 1st-10th Amendments  [ Bill of Rights]
Democracy--United States
Voting--United States
Suffrage--United States
Slavery--United States
African Americans--Civil rights
Indians of North America--Civil rights 
Indians of North America--Land tenure
Indians of North America--Treaties 
Women--Suffrage--United States
African Americans--Suffrage
Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945

Equality
Equality--United States
Equality before the law--United States
Human rights--United States
Civil rights--United States
Discrimination--United States
Social justice--United States
Social classes
Social classes--United States
Social stratification
Social stratification--United States
Social mobility
Social mobility--United States
Elite (Social sciences)--United States
Wealth--United States
Rich people--United States
Poverty--United States
Poor--United States
Public welfare--United States
Income distribution--United States
Capitalism--United States
Monopolies--United States
Trusts, Industrial--United States
Free trade--United States
Free enterprise
Free enterprise--United States
Employee rights--United States
Labor laws and legislation--United States
Discrimination in employment--United States
Freedom of religion--United States
Freedom of speech
Freedom of speech--United States
Academic freedom--United States
Freedom of the press
Freedom of the press--United States
Mass media--Objectivity--United States
Journalism--Objectivity--United States
Freedom of information
Freedom of information--United States
Censorship--United States
War on Terrorism, 2001- Law and legislation United States
War and emergency powers--United States
National security--Law and legislation--United States
Internal security--United States
Privacy, Right of--United States
Internet--Law and legislation--United States
Electronic surveillance--United States
Segregation in education--United States
Discrimination in education--United States
Educational equalization
Educational equalization--United States
Discrimination in law enforcement--United States
Racial profiling in law enforcement--United States
Discrimination in criminal justice administration--United States
Imprisonment--United States
Prisons--United States
Race discrimination
Race discrimination--United States
Racism--United States
Women's rights--United States
Sex discrimination against women
Sex discrimination against women--United States
Gay rights--United States
Homophobia--United States
Same-sex marriage--United States
Same-sex marriage--Law and legislation--United States
Abortion--Law and legislation--United States
Pro-choice movement--United States
Pro-life movement--United States
Right to die--Law and legislation--United States
Firearms--Law and legislation--United States
Gun control--United States
Drug control--United States
Drugs--Law and legislation--United States
Drug legalization--United States
Medical economics--United States
Health services accessibility--United States
Equality--Health aspects
Emigration and immigration law--United States
Illegal aliens--United States
United States--Economic conditions--21st century
United States--Social conditions--21st century
United States--Civilization--21st century

Also see my research guides for Criminal Justice, Education, Bioethics, and Language and Hatred in the Postracial World.

Genes: Manipulation & Morality

Bioethics
Biotechnology--Social aspects
 
Human genetics
Human genetics--Moral and ethical aspects
Human genetics--Philosophy
Human genetics--Social aspects
Human Genome Project
Genes--Patents
Gene therapy
Gene therapy--Congresses
Gene therapy--Moral and ethical aspects
Genetic counseling
Genetic counseling--Moral and ethical aspects
Genetic disorders--Research--Moral and ethical aspects
Genetic screening  [genetic testing]
Genetic screening--Moral and ethical aspects

Human embryo--Research
Human embryo--Research--Moral and ethical aspects
Human embryo--Research--Political aspects--United States
Stem cells
Stem cells--Moral and ethical aspects
Stem cells--Research
Stem cells--Research--Law and legislation--United States
Stem cells--Research--Moral and ethical aspects
Embryonic stem cells
Embryonic stem cells--Research
Embryonic stem cells--Research--Moral and ethical aspects
Embryonic stem cells--Research--Political aspects--United States

Agricultural biotechnology
Agricultural biotechnology--Environmental aspects
Agricultural biotechnology--Moral and ethical aspects
Crops--Genetic engineering
Crops--Genetic engineering--Environmental aspects
Transgenic plants Genetically modified foods

Also see my research guides for Bioethical Issues and Agriculture & Food.

Immigration Issues: Europe

European Union
European Union--History
European Union--Membership
European Union countries
European Union countries--Economic conditions
European Union countries--Economic integration
European Union countries--Economic policy
European Union countries--Emigration and immigration
European Union countries--Emigration and immigration--Government policy
Asylum, Right of--European Union countries
Emigration and immigration law--European Union countries
Europe--Emigration and immigration
Europe--Emigration and immigration--Government policy
European Union countries--Ethnic relations
Racism--Europe
Citizenship--European Union countries
Nationalism--Europe
Group identity--Europe
Multiculturalism--Europe
European Union countries--Foreign relations
European Union countries--Politics and government
Europe--Politics and government--1989-
Democracy--European Union countries
European Union countries--Religion

Refugees
Refugees, Arab
Refugees--Civil rights
Refugees--Government policy
Refugees--Legal status, laws, etc
Refugees--Services for
Asylum, Right of
Asylum, Right of--European Union countries

Islam--Europe
Muslims--Europe
Islam--European Union countries
Islam and politics--Europe
Islam and politics--France
Muslims--Non-Muslim countries
Islamic fundamentalism--Europe
Jihad
Qaida (Organization)
Terrorism--Religious aspects--Islam
Terrorism--Europe--Prevention
European Union countries--Social policy
Europe--Social conditions--21st century

Also see my research guide for Islam & the Islamic World

Internet: Social, Political & Legal Issues

Virtual reality
Virtual reality--Social aspects
​Cyberspace
Cyberspace--Social aspects
Shared virtual environments
Internet--Social aspects
Online dating
Internet--Psychological aspects
Internet addiction
Online identities
Online identities--Social aspects
Computer networks--Social aspects
Social media
Online social networks
Online social networks--Social aspects
Online social networks--United States
Facebook (Electronic resource)
Twitter
Digital media--Social aspects
Cell phones--Social aspects
Text messages (Telephone systems)
Instant messaging
Blogs
Blogs--Social aspects
Technological innovations--Social aspects
Computers and civilization

Computer crimes
​Internet--Moral and ethical aspects
Cyberterrorism
Internet and terrorism
Computer security
Computer security--United States
Computer networks--Security measures
Computer networks--Security measures--United States.
Invisible Web  [dark web]
Internet--Law and legislation
Internet--Security measures
Cyberspace--Security measures
Copyright and electronic data processing
Copyright and electronic data processing--United States
Piracy (Copyright)
Piracy (Copyright)--United States
Piracy (Copyright)--United States--History--20th century
Peer-to-peer architecture (Computer networks)
Darknet [no items in IC collection yet, but may work in article databases]
Intellectual property

Privacy, Right of
Privacy, Right of--United States
Electronic surveillance
Electronic surveillance--Social aspects
Electronic surveillance--United States
Electronic surveillance--Law and legislation--United States
Data protection
Data protection--Law and legislation--United States
Data protection--Congresses
Computers--Access control
Electronic records--Access control--United States
Confidential communications--United States
Internet--Censorship
Freedom of information--United States

Technology and children
Technology and youth
Internet and children
Internet and teenagers
Computers and children
Computer-assisted instruction
Internet in education
Educational technology
Media literacy
Mass media and children
Mass media and teenagers

Electronic commerce
Electronic commerce--Social aspects
Electronic commerce--United States

Electronic games industry
Electronic games--Social aspects
Computer games--Design--Social aspects
Computer games--Psychological aspects
Computer games--Social aspects
Video games
Video games--Psychological aspects
Video games--Social aspects
Internet games--Social aspects
Computer simulation
Halo 2 (Game)
Second Life (Game)
World of Warcraft

Gambling
Gambling--United States
Gamblers--Psychology
Internet gambling--Law and legislation--United States--Criminal provisions
Internet games--Social aspects
Compulsive behavior
Compulsive gambling--United States

Also see my research guides for Mobile Media Culture and Communication.

Law Enforcement and Race

Police--United States
Police-community relations
Police-community relations--United States
Police administration--United States--Citizen participation

Community policing  
Community policing--United States
Neighborhood watch programs--United States
Self-defense (Law)
Self-defense (Law)--United States
[Be aware that for Keyword searching "stand your ground" laws are sometimes referred to as "no retreat" laws or the "castle doctrine"]
Justifiable homicide
Gun control--United States

Police discretion--United States
Criminal investigation--United States
Police questioning--United States
Interviewing in law enforcement--United States
Confession (Law)--United States  [Miranda]
Right to counsel--United States  [Miranda]
Arrest (Police methods)--United States--Decision making
Arrest--United States  [older resources]
Searches and seizures--United States
Searches and seizures--United States--Cases
Police shootings--United States
Police shootings--United States--Case studies

Police psychology
Police--Job stress
Police misconduct--United States
Police misconduct--United States--Case studies
Police brutality--United States  ["excessive force"]
Police corruption
Police corruption--United States

Crime and race--United States
Crime--Sociological aspects--United States
Criminal behavior, Prediction of--United States
Racial profiling in law enforcement--United States
Discrimination in law enforcement--United States
Discrimination in criminal justice administration--United States
Race discrimination--United States
African American criminals

Crime--United States
Fear of crime--United States
Crime--United States--Public opinion
Crime in mass media
Crime prevention
Crime prevention--United States

Also see my research guide for Crime and Criminal Justice

Media & Journalism: Ownership & Bias

 
 
 
 

Obesity, Food Habits, Body Image

Obesity
Obesity--United States
Obesity--Congresses  [article collections]
Obesity in adolescence
Obesity in children
Obesity--Physiological aspects
Diabetes--Nutritional aspects
Obesity--Psychological aspects
Obesity--Social aspects
Obesity--Prevention

Food Food consumption Food habits--Social aspects
Food habits--United States
Food preferences
Gastronomy
Compulsive eating
Eating disorders
Anorexia nervosa
Bulimia

Food industry and trade--United States
Food industry and trade--Moral and ethical aspects
Food--Marketing
Convenience foods   Vegetarianism--History
Vegetarianism--Religious aspects--Christianity
Vegetarianism--Religious aspects--Seventh-Day Adventists
Vegetarianism--Religious aspects--Hinduism
Veganism

Body image
Body image Social aspects
Body image--United States
Human body--Social aspects
Body image in men
Masculinity
Masculinity--United States--History
Body image in women
Feminine beauty (Aesthetics)
Beauty, Personal.
Beauty, Personal--Psychological aspects
Beauty, Personal--Social aspects
Body image disturbance
Weight loss
Weight loss--Psychological aspects
Weight loss--Social aspects
Diet
Diet--United States
Low-fat diet
Reducing diets
Reducing--Physiological aspects
Reducing--Psychological aspects

Models (Persons)
Wrestling--Physiological aspects

Also see my research guides for Obesity and Agriculture & Food.

Out of Africa: The African Diaspora

[For African Americans, see African Americans & America above]

African diaspora 
Africans--Migrations 

Below is a representative sample of possible Subject searches:

Argentina--Race relations 
Australia--Race relations 
Brazil--Race relations 
Canada--Race relations 
Cuba--Race relations 
France--Race relations 
Germany--Race relations 
Great Britain--Race relations 
Haiti--Race relations 
Jamaica--Race relations 
Spain--Race relations 

Two other subheadings that might touch on race relations:

Brazil--Social conditions 
Brazil--Social life and customs 

And for the legacy of colonial powers within Africa, these same formulas apply:

South Africa--Race relations 
South Africa--Social conditions 
South Africa--Social life and customs 
 
  • To discover books not in the IC collection but available via Interlibrary loan, try running Subject searches--modeled on the ones above--in the WorldCat database (a catalog of the holdings of almost all U.S. libraries). If you open the record for any book you find, there will be a link to the IC interlibrary loan request form towards the top.

Prisons & Prisoners in the U.S.

Imprisonment
Imprisonment--United States
Imprisonment--Psychological aspects
Imprisonment--Social aspects--United States
Imprisonment--United States--History
Solitary confinement--United States 
Alternatives to imprisonment--United States
Criminal justice, Administration of--United States

Corrections
Corrections--Contracting out--United States
Corrections--Contracting out--United States--Case studies
Prison-industrial complex--United States

Prisons
Prisons--United States
Prisons--United States--History
Prisons--Government policy--United States
Prison administration--United States
Prison sentences
Prison violence--United States

Prisoners--United States
Prisoners--United States--Social conditions
Prisoners' families--United States
Prisoners--Family relationships--United States
Children of prisoners--United States 

Women prisoners 
Women prisoners--United States 
Women prisoners--Family relationships--United States  
Female offenders 
Female offenders--Rehabilitation--United States 
Sex discrimination in criminal justice administration--United States 

African American prisoners
African American prisoners--United States 
Racial profiling in law enforcement--United States 
Discrimination in law enforcement--United States 
Discrimination in criminal justice administration--United States 

Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp 
Guantanamo Bay Naval Base (Cuba) 
Prisoners of war--Legal status, laws, etc.--Cuba--Guantánamo Bay Naval Base 
Detention of persons--Cuba--Guantánamo Bay Naval Base 
Combatants and noncombatants (International law) 
Geneva Conventions (1949) 

Privacy, Security & Surveillance

Privacy
Privacy, Right of
Privacy, Right of--United States
United States. Constitution. 4th Amendment

National security
National security--Law and legislation--United States
National security--United States
National security--United States--History--20th century
National security--United States--History--21st century
Internal security--United States
Intelligence service--United States
Intelligence service--United States--History
United States. Central Intelligence Agency
United States. Central Intelligence Agency--History
United States. National Security Agency
United States. National Security Agency--History
Terrorism--Prevention--Law and legislation--United States

Electronic surveillance
Electronic surveillance--Social aspects
Electronic surveillance--United States
Wiretapping--United States
Military surveillance
Military surveillance--United States

Data protection
Data protection--Law and legislation
Data protection--Law and legislation--United States
Big data--Social aspects
Confidential communications--United States
Computer networks--Security measures
Internet--Law and legislation--United States

Information society.
Information society--Social aspects
Google (Firm)
Online social networks
Facebook (Electronic resource)
Twitter
Online identities
Internet--Social aspects

Freedom of information--United States
Transparency in government
Secrecy
Official secrets--United States
Security classification (Government documents)--United States

Leaks (Disclosure of information)--United States
Whistle blowing
Whistle blowing--Political aspects
Whistle blowing--United States
Whistle blowing--Law and legislation--United States

Protest Movements: Wars of Words

Protest movements
Protest movements--United States
Protest movements--United States--History
Protest movements--United States--History--20th century
Protest movements--United States--History--21st century
Pressure groups--United States
Human rights movements
Boycotts--United States
Civil disobedience
Civil disobedience--United States

Rhetoric--Political aspects
Rhetoric--Political aspects--United States
Rhetoric--Political aspects--United States--History
Rhetoric--Political aspects--United States--History--20th century
Rhetoric--Political aspects--United States--History--21st century
Communication--Political aspects
Communication--Political aspects--United States
Communication in politics
Communication in politics--United States

Radicalism [right-wing and left-wing]
Radicalism--United States
Radicalism--United States--History--20th century
Right and left (Political science)
Right-wing extremists--United States
Left-wing extremists--United States
Political activists
Political activists--United States
African American political activists

A Sampling of Recent/Ongoing Protest Movements:

Civil rights movements--United States
Civil rights movements--United States--History--20th century
Civil rights movements--United States--History--Sources
Black power--United States
Black power--United States--History--20th century
Affirmative action programs--United States
Affirmative action programs in education--United States
Racial profiling in law enforcement--United States
Discrimination in law enforcement--United States
Discrimination in criminal justice administration--United States

American Indian Movement
Indians of North America--Land tenure
Indians of North America--Legal status, laws, etc.

Women's rights
Women's rights--United States
Women's rights--United States--History
Women's rights--United States--History--20th century
Feminism--United States
Feminism--Political aspects.

Gay liberation movement
Gay liberation movement--History
Gay liberation movement--United States
Gay liberation movement--United States--History
Gay rights--United States
Same-sex marriage--United States
Same-sex marriage--Press coverage--United States

Peace movements [anti-war movements]
Peace movements--United States
Peace movements--United States--History--20th century
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements--United States
Conscientious objectors--United States
Iraq War, 2003-2011--Protest movements
Afghan War, 2001---Protest movements--United States

Torture
Torture--Moral and ethical aspects
Torture--United States
Torture--United States--History
Extradition--United States
Extraordinary rendition--United States
Political prisoners--United States
Political prisoners--Abuse of--United States
Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp

Capital punishment
Capital punishment--Moral and ethical aspects
Capital punishment--United States
Capital punishment--United States--History
Pro-choice movement--United States
Pro-life movement--United States
Antinuclear movement
Antinuclear movement--United States
Gun control--United States
Firearms ownership--United States
Environmentalism
Environmental justice  [includes environmental justice movement]
Environmental justice--United States
Hydraulic fracturing
Hydraulic fracturing--Environmental aspects--United States
Mass media and the environment
Anti-globalization movement
Occupy movement
Equality--United States
Income distribution--United States
Tea Party movement

China--History--Tiananmen Square Incident, 1989
Arab Spring, 2010-

Recession, Debt & Deficits

Credit cards--United States
Consumer behavior--United States

Also see my research guide for Business Ethics.

Reproduction & Technology

Prenatal Diagnosis   [prenatal screening]

Abortion
Abortion--United States--Moral and ethical aspects
Fetus--Legal status, laws, etc.--United States
Pregnancy--Moral and ethical aspects
Human reproduction--Moral and ethical aspects
Women\'s rights--United States

Human cloning
Human cloning--Moral and ethical aspects
Genetic engineering--Moral and ethical aspects
Genetic engineering--Social aspects
Biotechnology--Moral and ethical aspects
Biotechnology--Social aspects
Medical technology--Social aspects

Also see my research guide Bioethical Issues.

Sport: Physical, Psychological, Social Issues

Note: The IC sports collection includes a considerable number of masters' theses on microfiche. These are stored in metal cabinets marked GV1 beyond the microform reading machines on the Library's main floor. Each packet of fiche is filed by the author's last name.

Violence in sports
Sports--Moral and ethical aspects
Sports betting--United States 
Sportsmanship
Sports--Philosophy
Sports--Psychological aspects
Sports--Social aspects
Sports--Social aspects--United States
Sports--Sociological aspects
Sports--United States
Sports--United States--Psychological aspects
Sports--United States--Sociological aspects
Sports injuries--Prevention
Brain--Concussion
Head--Wounds and injuries
Sports injuries--Child
Sports injuries in children
Professional sports--United States

Doping in sports
Athletes--Drug use
Athletes--Psychology
Anabolic steroids
Anabolic steroids--Health aspects
Anabolic steroids--Physiological effect

Baseball players--Drug use--United States
Baseball--Social aspects--United States
Football injuries
Football--Psychological aspects
Football--Social aspects
Football--Social aspects--United States
Hockey
Hockey injuries
Basketball--Social aspects--United States
Boxing injuries
Boxing--Psychological aspects
Boxing--Social aspects
Wrestling--Social aspects
Extreme sports--Social aspects

Sports spectators--United States
Sports spectators--Psychology
Sports spectators--Social conditions

College sports--United States
College sports--Social aspects--United States
College sports--Economic aspects--United States
College sports--Moral and ethical aspects--United States
College athletes  [ these are mostly sports science resources]
College athletes--United States

Also see my research guide for Violence Topics

Tattoos, Piercings & the Workplace

Tattooing
Tattooing--Social aspects
Body piercing
Body marking
Body art

Dress codes
Work environment
Corporate culture
Employee rights
Business etiquette
Success in business
Job hunting

Headings for which there are currently no items in the IC collection but you might try in the databases:

Dress codes in the workplace
Employee rules

Terrorism: Al Qaeda to ISIS

Terrorism--United States--Prevention
Terrorism--Finance
Terrorism in mass media
Terrorists--Psychology

September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001--Influence
Terrorism--Prevention   [counter-terrorism]
Terrorism--Prevention--Government policy--United States  
Islamic fundamentalism
Islamic fundamentalism--Afghanistan
Islamic fundamentalism--Iran
Islamic fundamentalism--United States
Islam and politics
Islam and politics--Afghanistan
Islam and politics--Iran.
Islam and politics--Islamic countries
Islam and politics--Middle East.
Terrorism--Religious aspects--Islam
Islam--20th century
Islam--21st century
Islamic countries--Politics and government
Islam--Relations--Christianity
Islam--Relations--Judaism
Islam--United States
Islamophobia--United States
Muslims--Europe
Muslims--United States
     for the mosque controversy also try--
Right of property--United States
Freedom of religion--United States
Church and state--United States
Religious tolerance--United States
Mosques
Mosques--United States

Iraq--Foreign relations--United States
Iraq--Politics and government--2003-
Iraq War, 2003-
Iraq War, 2003---Causes
Iraq War, 2003---Mass media and the war.
Afghan War, 2001-
Afghanistan--Foreign relations--United States
Afghanistan--Politics and government--1989-2001
Afghanistan--Politics and government--2001-
Taliban Torture

Women: School, Work, Military, Sports, Media

Sex differences in education--United States
Sex discrimination in education
Sex discrimination in education--United States
Sex discrimination in higher education--United States
United States. Education amendments of 1972. Title IX
Feminism and education

Women's rights--United States
Sex discrimination against women
Sex discrimination against women--United States
Sex discrimination in employment
Sex discrimination in employment--Law and legislation--United States
Sex discrimination in employment--United States
Women--Employment--United States
Women in the professions--United States
Wages--Women--United States
Equal pay for equal work--United States
Pay equity--United States
Sexual division of labor--United States
Working mothers--United States
Work and family--United States
Diversity in the workplace

United States Armed Forces Women
Women soldiers
Women in combat--Government policy--United States
United States. Army--Women
United States. Navy--Women
United States. Marine Corps--Women
Women and the military
Women and war
Women military cadets--United States
World War, 1939-1945--Women
World War, 1939-1945--Women--United States
raq War, 2003---Participation, Female
Sociology, Military--United States

Sports for women--United States
Sports for women--United States--History
Sex discrimination in sports United States
Sex discrimination in sports--Law and legislation--United States
Women athletes
Women athletes--Government policy--United States
United States. Education amendments of 1972. Title IX

Women in advertising
Women in mass media
Women in motion pictures
Women in music
Women in popular culture
Women in popular culture--United States
Girls in popular culture
Girls in popular culture--United States
Women on television
Women on television--United States
Teenage girls
Teenage girls--United States

Sex role in advertising
Sex role in mass media
Sex role in motion pictures
Sex role on television
Sexism in mass media
Sexism in motion pictures
Sexism in music
Stereotypes (Social psychology) in mass media

Sex in advertising
Sex in mass media
Sex in motion pictures
Sex in music
Sex in popular culture
Sex in popular culture--United States
Sex on television

Mass media--Censorship--United States
Motion pictures--Censorship--United States
Television--Censorship--United States

Feminism
Feminism--United States--History
Feminism--United States--History--21st century
Second-wave feminism
Third-wave feminism
Third-wave feminism--United States
Hip-hop feminism
Hip-hop feminism--United States
Anti-feminism

Also see my research guide for Men, Women, Marriage, Divorce.

Youth Culture & Sex Culture

Youth
Youth--Sexual behavior
Youth--United States
Youth--United States--Attitudes
Youth--United States--Sexual behavior
Young adults
Young adults--United States
Young adults--United States--Attitudes
Teenagers
Teenagers--Sexual behavior
Teenagers--United States--Attitudes
Teenagers--United States--Sexual behavior
High school students--Attitudes
High school students--Sexual behavior
High school students--United States
High school students--United States--Attitudes
College students
College students--Sexual behavior--United States
College students--United States
College students--United States--Attitude
College students--United States--Sexual behavior
Generation Y--Attitudes
Adolescent psychology

Gay teenagers--United States
Gay youth
Gay youth--United States
Gay high school students--United States
Gay college students--United States
Sexual orientation

Sexually transmitted diseases
Sexually transmitted diseases--United States
AIDS (Disease) in adolescence--United States
Birth control
Birth control--United States
Condoms--United States
Oral contraceptives
Teenage pregnancy
Teenage pregnancy--United States
Abortion--United States

Popular culture
Popular culture--United States
Popular culture--United States--History--21st century
Sex in popular culture
Sex in mass media
Sex role in mass media
Sex in advertising
Sex in motion pictures
Sex on television
Sex in music
Mass media and youth--United States
Television and youth--United States
Youth in motion pictures
Music and youth
Popular music--Social aspects
Rock music--Social aspects
Hip-hop
Rap (Music)--Social aspects
Young consumers--United States

Technology and youth--United States
Internet and teenagers
Internet--Social aspects
Internet--Social aspects--United States
Online dating
Electronic discussion groups--Social aspects [chat groups]
Online social networks
Computer networks--Social aspects
Blogs--Social aspects
Internet pornography
Computer sex
Virtual reality--Social aspects
Cyberspace--Social aspects
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[Below are Subject Headings for resources on human sexuality, many of which will include discussion of young people.]

Sexual attraction
Interpersonal relations
Man-woman relationships
Man-woman relationships--United States
Dating (Social customs)
Dating (Social customs)--United States
Intimacy (Psychology)
Commitment (Psychology)
Communication--Sex differences
Language and languages--Sex differences
Emotions--Sex differences
Love

Sex
Sex (Psychology)
Sex customs
Sex customs--United States
Sex Behavior
Sex--Social aspects
Sexual ethics
Sexual ethics--United States
Monogamous relationships
Promiscuity
Sex addiction
Pornography--Social aspects
Pornography--Social aspects--United States
Sexual deviation
Sex crimes
Rape
Rape--United States
Acquaintance rape
Acquaintance rape--United States

Also see my research guide for Men, Women, Marriage, Divorce.

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