Subject Specialist

Citation Tools

MLA Style Guide - A guide to the use of the citation format used by the Modern Language Association.

Citation Machine - A Web site created by Landmark Systems to provide a means for authors to create citations in a wide variety of formats.  Formats include: MLA (Modern Language Association); APA (American Psychological Association); Turabian; and University of Chicago.

Social Justice

Subject Guides

These pages support courses across the curriculum that have a social justice component.

See also the Catholic Social Justice page and the Catholic Institute for Lasallian Social Action (CILSA)

Books and Videos

Albert Search

Search Albert to find books, movies, etc..

Advanced Search

Search Albert, the SMC Library's online catalog, for books, videos, DVDs, sound recordings, and online databases available at SMC.  (For materials published prior to 1983, also check the card catalog)

Other Catalogs

Catholic Institute for Lasallian Social Action (CILSA) library catalog

Shared catalog of Link+ consortium

WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content and services. The

A combined catalog of libraries in the state of California. Includes books, videos, audio, maps,...

Articles and Databases

The Catholic Periodical and Literature Index Online is the product of a partnership between ATLA...

Includes abstracts and indexing to articles from over 1,000 worldwide business...

The ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) database is sponsored by the U.S. Department...

PAIS International covers literature in the fields of economics, political science, public...

The Philosopher's Index is a bibliographic database with informative, author-written abstracts...

For cross-disciplinary perspectives

Provides image and full-text online access to back issues of selected scholarly journals in the...


Provides access to full text resources on topics including current and general news; business...

Full text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals from alternative and independent...

A full-text collection of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and...

Publishers' Journal Packages


Discover articles from many of our databases.

Reference Sources

Reference Databases:

An online collection reproducing ABC-CLIO's history reference print titles from all areas of...

Provides searchable full-text e-book versions of many reference works, including multi-volume...

Oxford Reference Online Premium Collection brings together nearly 200 language and subject...

A database of reference encyclopedias and handbooks published by SAGE covering the social...

Individual Reference Titles:


Amnesty International

Better World Links-Social Justice-Thousands of links to sites on Social Justice and related topics such as Democracy, Globalization and Human Rights.

IRIN-humanitarian news and analysis- From the UN office for the coordination of human affairs.

Oxfam America

Catholic Social Thought: Social and Economic Justice - Links to various websites from Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana. Includes pastoral letters, encyclicals, and other biblical teachings.

Catholic Worker Movement - This organization has a "firm belief in the God-given dignity of every human person." Archives of writing, bibliographies, and links to the community.

Center of Concern - This Center is "committed to creating a world where all economic structures and policies guarantee the dignity and the basic right...of the human family." Find focus areas in human rights, racism, and much more.

CorpWatch- "non-profit, independent investigative research, journalism and advocacy around issues of multinational corporate accountability and transparency".

Interfaith Worker Justice-National organization working to achieve justice for low income workers.

National Service Learning Clearinghouse From the Corporation for National and Community Service, Created in 1990 under President Clinton to bring domestic community service programs under the umbrella of one central organization. One of their primary programs is Learn and Serve America.