Social Issues

There are a number of good sources for finding information about controversial issues. Where you look depends on what you need.

For Books:

Remember that the Walnut library has MANY good books on controversial issues; you will want to find books by looking for the subject (i.e. "abortion"), or by looking for the titles in particular series of books on controversial issues. Search under the name of the series in the Library catalog. Remember to think about the BROADER topic for your subject (i.e. look for a book on Mass Media for information on music lyrics) The best series for books about controversial issues are:
  • Opposing Viewpoints
  • Current Controversies
  • At Issue
To search the WHHS Library Catalog on the web, click here

For magazine and journal articles:

Fulltext magazine and newspaper articles, including maps, and a current events section for recent news stories. Password Needed from home: user name 7675; password: 7675.

Student Resource Center-Gold
Fulltext magazine, newspaper, and reference articles on a variety of controversial issues. Password Needed from home: User name: cinc_log; password : cinc48953.

INFOhio Databases
One database in the collection, EBSCO Host, has full text magazine and newspaper articles. Password needed from home; ask at the WHHS Library for it.

For Links to Websites on Controversial Issues
Information from a variety of organizations on both sides of controversial social issues.
US News - America's Best High Schools - Ranked 65th in USA and awarded Gold Medal status.
Newsweek - America's Best High Schools 2010 - Walnut Hills Ranked 66th in USA and #1 in Ohio!