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Using published reviews from both Booklist and Choice, along with suggested titles from other sources, we have compiled an OCLC Worldcat list on Gun control. Those titles on the list with reviews in those two sources are so indicated; the other material has not been consulted but has been included based on publisher description and currency. The list includes titles intended for high school and older.
Entries link to the WorldCat record for the print title in most cases.
Search terms that might be used in local catalogs include:
- Arms sales
- Assault weapons--Law and legislation
- Concealed carry of firearms
- Concealed carry of firearms--Law and legislation
- Firearms and crime--United States
- Firearms--Law and legislation
- Firearms ownership
- Gun control--United States
- Mass shootings
- School shootings
- United States. Constitution. 2nd Amendment
- Violent crimes
These databases contain indexed content would includes firearms issues.
Congressional (ProQuest) This link opens in a new window
The world's most comprehensive access to U.S. legislative information from Congressional Information Services. Includes access to many full-text Congressional publications, bills, laws, regulations, committee information, information about current members of Congress, and much more.
Includes U.S. Bills and Resolutions: 1789 - 2022
CQ Researcher This link opens in a new window
The CQ Researcher, founded in 1923 as Editorial Research Reports, is your complete source for in-depth, analytical reporting on the most current and controversial issues of the day. The objective, forward-looking reporting that characterizes these articles is designed to encourage discussion, to help readers think critically and to facilitate further research. Topics range from social and teen issues to environment, health, education and science and technology.
Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text This link opens in a new window
This resource includes bibliographic records and full text covering essential areas related to criminal justice and criminology. The increasing globalization of criminology is reflected in Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text’s coverage of hundreds of journals from around the world.
SocINDEX This link opens in a new window
SocINDEX is a comprehensive sociology database featuring citations with subject headings from a sociology specific thesaurus. It contains informative abstracts for more than 590 core journals dating back to 1985.
Some search terms to try when searching databases for this topic:
- Assault weapons
- Background checks
- Concealed carry laws
- Federal Assault Weapon Ban
- Firearm background checks
- Firearm legislation
- Firearms and crime
- Firearms ownership -- United States
- Gun control
- Gun control policy
- Gun rights
- Gun violence
- Handgun control
- School shootings
- Second amendment rights
- Stand Your Ground
Congressional Research Service reports