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Paul & Harriett Mack Library on Bethlehem Campus

College Center building, 4th floor
Bethlehem Campus
3835 Green Pond Road
Bethlehem, PA 18020

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ESSA Bank & Trust Foundation Library on Monroe Campus

Keystone Building
Monroe Campus
2411 PA 715
Tannersville, PA 18372

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Bethlehem campus library: 
currently closed to students, faculty, staff, and the public.
Monroe campus library:
open only as a computer lab and for Library to Go pickup. 

Librarians are online: 
Monday - Thursday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday & Saturday
11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Hours may differ on holidays. 

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How Do I Start?

This research guide will help you with your search on resources for gun violence and gun control.

Use the tabs at the top of this page to find relevant information on books, reports, articles and web sites on this topic. 

The following reports will provide background information:

  • Gun Control: Will the GOP-led Congress further loosen gun control? (2017)
  • Gun Control: Will recent shootings spur new laws? (2016)
  • Gun Control: Will recent shooting influence gun legislation? (2015)
  • Gun Control (2013)
  • Gun Rights Debates (2008)
  • Gun Violence (2007)
  • Should the United States Adopt Stronger Gun Control Laws? (2018)
  • Should the Government Restrict Access to Assault Weapons? (2016)
  • Should U.S. Gun Control Laws Be Strengthened? (2012)
  • Does the United States Need Gun Control Reform? (2011)
  • Search for Gun Control
  • Search for Guns & Violence
  • Search for School Violence

To use the databases from home, you will be prompted to log in. Use your Student ID # as your username and your MyNCC password as the password.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact an NCC librarian.

Search Term Suggestions

"gun control"
"gun violence"
"gun ownership"
"right to carry"
"right to bear arms"
"concealed weapons"
"Second Amendment"
"constitutional rights"
"Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act"
"Federal Assault Weapons Ban"
"National Rifle Association"
"Stand Your Ground laws"
"background check"
"gang violence"
"school violence"
Search for a specific incident (ex. Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook)