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Current Issues: Finding Books

Help with researching contemporary social and political issues. Can be used for papers in ENGL1101, COMM1201 and POLS1101

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Print Resources

Search GIL-Find@GPC to locate books, specialized encyclopedias and other print resources related to your topic.

GPC Libraries have several book series which provide overviews of up-to-date social and political issues. Click on the title of the series below to pull the list of books available at GPC libraries. Looking through the titles will also give you some topic suggestions.

Information Plus Series

Opposing Viewpoints Series

Taking Sides Series

Need help requsting materials from other campuses? Watch this video that explains how!

Search for E-Books

You have access to over 100,000 electronic books from any computer with Internet access; an e-book reader is not necessary! But if you have an e-reader, you can download GPC e-books to various devices.

You can search for electronic books in the GIL-Find@GPC catalog or in GALILEO

  • The GIL-Find catalog helps you locate e-books on your topic in one search. 
  • Searching in GALILEO requires you to limit your search to e-books in the advanced search mode, using the Discovery Tool search box.

Watch this short tutorial to find out how to search GIL-Find for e-books.

For SCRIPT of this video CLICK HERE.


GPC E-book Collections

These e-book databases are recommended for current topics research.  


Academic eBooks on EBSCOhost is one of our newest electronic book collections, with over 80,000 multidisciplinary e-book titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter.  Requires iCollege username and password for off-campus access.


e-Books on EBSCOhost requires the GALILEO password for off-campus access. Note: to search within the text, go to Advanced Search and select "All Text" in the dropdown boxes for the appropriate search terms


Gale Virtual Reference Library provides access to reference titles in a searchable database format. Requires iCollege username and password for off-campus access.

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