Subject Guides

Starting Points

Wikipedia for definitions of concepts, brainstorming and links to other sources

good place to start for overviews on environmental and social issues, with emphasis on the U.S.

 

Books and Articles

- books and videos

good place for getting an overview on a social problem

excellent summaries and contrasting viewpoints on legislation, with emphasis on U.S. government. Best to browse by topic (e.g. Education, Immigration)

scholarly articles (and some not-so-scholarly)

journal articles and book reviews

Articles and reports and studies on Education and schools:

 

news articles from newspapers and other sources; laws, legislation, court cases, legal opinions, law review articles with analyses of laws and proposed laws.

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, 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
Organizations

International Energy Agency- for a brief status report, see World Energy Outlook 2008

International Women's Museum- dedicated to Women and the Global Economy

The Keystone Center - focus on Energy, Environment, Health and Social Policy including Sustainable Agriculture

World Digital Library - a project of UNESCO and the U.S. Library of Congress to "promote international andand intercultural understanding, [and] expand ... cultural content on the internet... (from the WDL Mission).

Multicultural Pavilion alternative views and opinions on reforming education - not necessarily scholarly

Southern Poverty Law Center

United Nations

World Bank

World Health Organization (WHO)

Yale Center for the Study of Globalization- "to bridge the gap between the academy and the world of public policy" including focus on Global Trade Reform, Climate Change, peace, health, and protecting environmental resources.

Citing your sources

APA Style Guide The Publication Manual for the American Psychological Association is available in the library reference and reserves collection at Call # 150.149 Am35b. In addition, the library subscribes to the APA Style Guide to Electronic References for formatting rules that apply to resources not found in the print manual.

MLA Style Guide The Modern Languages Association

Writing Help

English Department Writing Center

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