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Wikipedia - use for definitions and references to books, articles and reports on your topic

  - overviews of many social issues, with chronologies and pro/con statements by experts

- articles on controversial subjects. Use the Browse Issues tab for best results.
Books and Scholarly Articles

Public Affairs Information Service: articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference reports, and publications of international agencies. Excellent for analyses of public issues & laws

 

 articles, theses, and books from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations.

 journal articles and book reviews

 online journals from Sage publisher
Statistics and Laws

 

Statistical portrait of the United States : social conditions and trends

Social issues in America : an encyclopedia. Armonk, NY : M.E. Sharpe, c2006. 8 volumes (Reference Room: 1st floor 300.5 C490)

 Proquest Statistical Abstract of the United States statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States

U. S. Census Bureau. Poverty- basic facts, statistics, definitions, and data source. See the tab for "Publications".

 

 

 

 

  U.S. Federal legislation.

 

Multicultural Society

 Sage Handbook of Intercultural Competence. Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, c2009. 2 volumes (Reference Room: 303.482 D347).

Social issues in America : an encyclopedia. Armonk, NY : M.E. Sharpe, c2006. 8 volumes (Reference Room: 1st floor 300.5 C490)

Encyclopedia of Community (Ref 307.03 C462) 4 vols. Thousand Oaks: Sage, c2003.

Encyclopedia of Ethics (Ref 170.3 B388a) New York: Routledge, 2001.

Encyclopedia of Family Life (Ref 306.85 B226) 5 vols. Pasadena: Salem Pr, c1999.

Encyclopedia Latina (Ref 305.86 St29 ) 2 vols. Danbury: Grolier Academic Reference, c2005

 

Addressing Poverty

Poverty in America: a Handbook

 Poverty in the United States : an encyclopedia of history, politics, and policy. Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2004 2 volumes (Reference Room: 1st floor362.5 M665)

Rich and poor in America : a reference handbook. Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2008. (Reference Room: 1st floor 339.2 G373)

Includes Child Poverty in America

 

Encyclopedia of World Poverty. Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, c2006. 3 volumes. (Reference Room: 1st floor 362.5 Od2)

An atlas of poverty in America : one nation, pulling apart, 1960-2003. New York : Routledge, 2006 ( Reference Room: 1st floor 362.5 G463)

 

National Poverty Center -University of Michigan

Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison

National Center for Children in Poverty - Columbia University. Basic facts and statistics, plus reports, demographics,  and projects.

Changing Poverty Conference - May 2008. Scholarly presentations e.g. "What Does It Mean to Be Poor In A Rich Society?"

 

International Poverty Centre - United Nations Development Programme- publications, reports,analyses.

 

 

Children, Families, and Communities

Encyclopedia of Community (Ref 307.03 C462) 4 vols. Thousand Oaks: Sage, c2003.

Encyclopedia of Family Life (Ref 306.85 B226) 5 vols. Pasadena: Salem Pr, c1999.

Encyclopedia of Adolescence   [ebook]

 

 Includes Encyclopedia of Children, Adolescents and the Media   

 


Boyhood in America: an encyclopedia
[ebook]

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