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Research Help Desk: (610) 861-5359
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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:
CQ Researcher This link opens in a new window
Researching a controversial, persuasive, or current topic? Use this source to find long reports covering popular topics. Each report covers the background of the issue, current happenings, looking to the future, and pro/con arguments.
- 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)
Issues & Controversies This link opens in a new window
Issues & Controversies explores and analyzes hundreds of hot topics in politics, business, government, crime, law, energy, education, health, family, science, foreign policy, race, rights, society, and culture. Full reports on current or controversial topics and issues that include an introduction, history, supporting and opposing arguments, timelines, and statistics.
- 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)
Gale in Context Opposing Viewpoints This link opens in a new window
Working on a persuasive speech or paper? Look here for articles on alternative points of view on controversial issues. Click the “Browse Issues” tab to get a list of topics.
- Search for Gun Control
- Search for Guns & Violence
- Search for School Violence
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If you have questions or need assistance, please contact an NCC librarian.
Search Term Suggestions
"right to carry"
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