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Controversial Topics - Bloomington: Home

Outline of people arguingWelcome to the Controversial Topics Library Guide. If you want to do some research for a debate or an argumentative research paper, you're in the right place!

Off-campus access to Library resources requires a MyIvy username and password.

View Guide to Accessing the Library from Off-Campus

Under the tabs above, you will find both print and online resources that are more specific to researching controversial social issues.

If you Have a Question, the Library's contact information is in Help tab. 


Book in a field

The Ivy Tech Library has several book series on controversial topics, providing detailed research and editorial opinions on individual issues.Both print and e-books are available.

Streaming Video


The Ivy Tech Library has streaming videos on a number of topics that you can watch on your computer.

Writing & Documentation Help

Writing Notebook, Tablet, and Coffee

Need help with a paper? Struggling with citations? Click here for writing resources available through Ivy Tech.


Two people arguing

Full-text pro/con arguments, editorials, and objective articles can be found in several library databases such as CQ Researcher, Opposing Viewpoints in Context, and EBSCOhost.

Local Resources

Cartoon Reporters

Local Indiana newspapers and radio stations with current news about Bloomington and surrounding towns.