Here are two of many great resources to help get you started.
This video covers the basics of using Opposing Viewpoints in Context:
Some videos found in Kanopy:
Search the library catalog for:
• civil rights
• cultural pluralism
• distributive justice
• educational equalization
• human rights
• income distribution
• poor laws and poverty
• social change
• social ethics
• social justice
• social movements
• social values
• welfare economics
Wikipedia is an encyclopedia written collaboratively; anyone with internet access can write and edit Wikipedia articles. Users can contribute anonymously, under a pseudonym, or, if they choose to, with their real identity.
Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) is a collection of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources; these trusted, authoritative reference works are available 24/7.
If you need general information about subjects, persons, places etc. then GVRL is a good place to start.
The library catalog will lead you to many individual reference books such as: