Social Issues Assignment



To access these databases from home, get the passwords from the media specialists.


LHS Online Catalog

Use the online catalog to find what is in the LHS library. There is also a large collection of Opposing Viewpointsbooks. Click on Resource Lists on left. Click on Public Lists on top right. Select Opposing Viewpoints.


World Book Online

Start with WBO to get an overview of the subject. You’ll find general information, Back in Time, Special Reports, Behind the Headlines, Tables, Sounds, Historical Maps, Pictures, original films, and more.



  • Enter your search term for newspaper and magazine articles, primary source documents, etc.
  • Limit (on left of results page): Select full text, publication dates, and source types.
  • Advanced Search: more search options.
  • Topic Overview: provides an overview of the topic.
  • View: original (pdf full text) form, or html full text (may be easier to read).
  • Cite (on the right): Select your citation format and copy citation.
  • For additional articles, return to the search results or use the Find Similar Results button.


Williamsburg Regional Library-  Points of View Reference Center

 WJCC students can now access most of the databases at WRL by using the letters WJCC and your school ID.  For example: wjcc1234567890

Use the “click here to access database” link.

Enter your WJCC ID when prompted.

Scroll down to view the list of topics, or type your subject in the search bar.

Once you choose your topic, explore the links in the left and right margins.


Web Sites


Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues

Journalists and politicians use this site to get up to speed on controversial topics in the news. There are limited topics available here, but they are covered in depth.