Contemporary issues are current, arguable topics, such as abortion, gambling, television violence, and affirmative action. In writing a paper or preparing a speech on contemporary issues, you must examine both sides of the issue in order to make a well-informed and well-reasoned argument. The sources listed below will assist you in locating background information, overviews of a issue, pro and con arguments, and other materials for the issue you select.
Richard H. Harrison II
Associate University Librarian
Research and Information Services Department
John C. Hitt Library, Academic Engagement Suite 330