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Current Issues: Books / eBooks

A guide for researching current issues and controversial topics in the news and public debate, with emphasis on writing argumentative essays about these topics.

Print Books

When you search the CSM library catalog, you are also searching the library collections of Skyline College, Cañada College and all public libraries in San Mateo County (aka the Peninsula Library System).

Books on Argumentative Writing

Here are some books that might help you with the "how to" of writing an argumentative essay.

Opposing Viewpoints series

CSM has hundreds of books in the Opposing Viewpoints series on a wide range of current and controversial topics.  Below are a few examples.

Also you should know that many of the essays featured in these books can also be found in the Opposing Viewpoints database (accessible online 24 / 7). 

At Issue series

Another great series that highlights controversial and current issues is the At Issue series.