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Prof. Erhardt-Clohessy - ENG 101 - Social Problems in Contemporary America


Find a Starter Source that offers SOLID LEADS:


The New York Times or The New York Times (MYWCC ID)

NYT - OpEd 

The Washington Post or The Washington Post (MYWCC ID) 

Other titles include: Christian Science Monitor, WIRED, The Atlantic, National Public Radio, New Republic, Chronicle of Higher Ed, and others

TIP: Use the Periodicals Finder on the library homepage to search for a title that you know or Google "Popular Newspapers".


From the Library homepage, click on BOOKS & MEDIA. Use a broad subject area to locate books in the collection. 

SUBJECT = "zero waste" 

Didn't work? TRY SUBJECT = sustainability

Also try the Gale Virtual Reference Collection (with MYWCC ID). 


TED TALKS or NYT VIDEO can provide brief introductions or ideas. 

More in depth documentary films can be found in the Streaming Database FILMS ON DEMAND (with MyWCC ID) or on DVD by looking in the Library Catalog



  • Podcasts 
  • Radio Shows
  • Magazine or News items
  • Press releases
  • Personal Experiences
  • Class Discussions
  • Where have you found ideas? . . . 

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