Reference Databases are a great place to do background research on a topic. They include encyclopedias, dictionaries, maps, diagrams, art, and photos. Use the search box to find information on your topic. Type in a single "keyword" or do an Advanced Search to search for multiple terms.
Contemporary World Issues
This series provides historical background, contemporary context, and resources for further research about today's most talked-about topics. If you don't have a topic yet, browsing this series might help you find a subject that sparks your interest. Browse a list of titles from this series that are available through the MSJC Libraries.
The Information Plus Reference Series provides statistical data on some of today's most controversial and studied social issues. Each Information Plus title is a compilation of current and historical statistics -- with analysis -- on aspects of one contemporary social issue, such as abortion, capital punishment, and genetic engineering. Browse a list of titles from this series that are available at the MSJC Libraries.