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Controversial Topics - Bloomington

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

Explore this guide to find articles presenting differing opinions and in-depth research, in addition too books, ebooks, streaming video, local resources, and writing help. 


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.


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.

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.