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English Composition LAN 101: Finding Books

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Opposing Viewpoints is a user-friendly book series found at the Lancaster campus library.  The series presents opposite viewpoints on a wide variety of controversial topics. 

To find these books search the library catalog using the term "opposing viewpoints."

Opinions throughout history wide range of insights into long-standing issues that Americans are most concerned about, and those that have encouraged vigorous debate among politicians and citizens at large. Using carefully chosen original documents that cover a wide time span, Opinions Throughout History weaves a thoughtful and easy-to-understand analysis of how public opinion is formed and evolves, starting the discussion at an historical, seminal moment, and ending with where we stand today.

Counterpoints is a book series the library owns that presents varying viewpoints on a variety of biblical topics. (e.g. baptism, women in the church, the rapture, etc.) Counterpoints books can be found by searching "views on" and a theological issue. (example search: "views on" and hell)

Tips for finding more sources: 

Once you have found a book/eBook or article that suits your research needs, check the bibliography of that source for more information.

You can also click on the hyperlinked SUBJECTS found in your search result entries. Clicking the hyperlinked subject will open a new window with all the library holdings for that same subject.