ERIC Number: EJ949823
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
A Cross-Disciplinary Examination of Print Resources on Abortion
Johnson, Wendell G.
Community & Junior College Libraries, v17 n3-4 p139-145 2011
Abortion is a highly-charged, emotional topic which often appears in the news, particularly during the confirmation process for a Supreme Court nominee. Community College students continue to ask reference librarians for print resources dealing with this controversial issue. Often we turn to the reliable series "Current Controversies," "At Issue," or "Opposing Viewpoints" (all published by Greenhaven Press). Librarians should keep these valuable texts in mind, but also realize that a wealth of information also resides on the reference shelves. This article looks at reference resources from a variety of disciplines (Religion and Philosophy, History, Sociology, Political Science, and Medicine) and examines how they treat the topic of abortion.
Descriptors: Printed Materials, Pregnancy, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Interdisciplinary Approach, Educational Resources, Information Sources, Library Materials, Reference Services, Information Needs, Library Services
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: Media Staff
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