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Databases

 

Access World News - NewsBank

The electronic editions of record for valuable local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers in full-text content -- all in one easy-to-search database with a world map. Each provides unique coverage of local and regional news, including companies, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and people in the community, as well as a distinctive focus offering a variety of viewpoints on local and world issues. Paid ads are excluded.

Issues & Controversies - Facts on File

Analyzes and explains hundreds of controversial topics, in a language and format that students can understand. with balance, accuracy and regular updating.

ProQuest Social Science Journals

Search full-text periodicals covering the social sciences.

SIRS

A comprehensive database portal which is comprised of several distinct reference databases including SIRS Researcher, SIRS Governement Reporter and SIRS Renaissance. It provides relevant, credible information on social issues, science, history, government, the arts and humanities.

 

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eBooks

 

Credo Reference

Over 500 highly-regarded titles from over 70 publishers; Credo General Reference covers every major subject.

ebrary

Access to over 25,000 books from publishers such as McGraw Hill, Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press.

EBSCO eBooks (formerly NetLibrary)

Over 5,000 eBooks are available to GBC students in the EBSCO eBook collection. Search by subject, title or author and research right from home.

Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood: In History

This 3-vol. set presents the social and cultural history of childhood from antiquity to the present. Children and Childhood examines this history through articles on education, parenting, child labor, economics, images of childhood, children's literature, play, toys and games, health, physiology, law, the criminal justice system and social welfare.

Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Social Issues

Topic range from biotechnology to identity theft, from racial profiling to corporate governance, from school choice to food safety.

Encyclopedia of Social Work

The Encyclopedia contains four hundred subject entries and two hundred brief biographies of key figures in the history of social work. Clearly arranged in A-Z format, each article is fully cross-referenced and includes a select bibliography to guide interested readers to primary sources and the most important scholarly works on a given subject. The work also includes a comprehensive index and topical outline. Comprehensive in coverage and international in scope, the Encyclopedia is a valuable resource to social work practitioners, scholars, and students alike.

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences

Covers scholarship and fields that have emerged and matured since the publication of the original international edition. Highlights the expanding influence of economics in social science research and features new articles and biographies contributed by scholars from around the world on a wide array of global topics in the social sciences.

 

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Websites

 

Childinfo.org

This website contains UNICEF’s statistical information, including data used in UNICEF’s flagship publications, The State of the World’s Children and Progress for Children.

Childstats

This website offers easy access to statistics and reports on children and families, including: family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education and health. The Forum fosters coordination, collaboration, and integration of Federal efforts to collect and report data on conditions and trends for children and families.

Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS)

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. Includes news, information on prevention and resources for families.

Help Guide

Helpguide’s mission is to help people understand, prevent, and resolve many of life’s challenges by providing information on challenges and prevention.

Kidscount.org

Data on children state by state or across states. Includes reports on statistics.

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

Includes news and information from NASW as well as a search portal for information on relevant topics.

National Coalition Against Domestic Abuse

Provides a variety of resources about domestic abuse.

Social Work World

Resources and support for social workers, social work students and those interested in social issues

 

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