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    General Resources

    10 Ways to Fight Hate on Campus
    This document is designed as a crisis guide for student activists and advocates. It addresses hate crimes on college and university campuses.

    50 Key Concepts in Gender Studies
    For undergraduate and postgraduate students across a range of social science disciplines.

    American Decades
    Historical information on American History of the 20th Century.

    American Social Reform Movements Reference Library
    Chronicles and illustrates movements from the American Revolution to the present day.

    The American Years
    Mortensen Library Reference [E174.5 .G753 2003] Check Status

    Annual register world events of 2010
    Long considered as essential reading by journalists, politicians, historians and anyone with an interest in current affairs, The Annual Register is a primary source text for historical research and (for the recent and current annuals) a current affairs reference work.

    A-Z of Social Research
    The A-Z is a collection of entries ranging from qualitative research techniques to statistical testing and the practicalities of using the Internet as a research tool. Alphabetically arranged in accessible, reader-friendly formats, the shortest entries are 800 words long and the longest are 3000. Most entries are approximately 1500 words in length and are supported by suggestions for further reading.

    Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell Bottoms: Pop Culture of 20th Century America
    The hairstyles, slang terms, advertising jingles, pop music sensations, and all else described as popular culture is covered in this five-volume reference. Arranged chronologically by decade and by broad topics within each decade, this set focuses solely on the popular culture of the twentieth century, offering more detailed information on trends and fads than any other resource

    A Broken System: Error Rates in Capital Cases 1973-1995
    "The Liebman Study" is a ground breaking report examining every capital conviction and appeal from 1973-1995. Full text of report is available in HTML. Adobe Acrobat is needed. Note: Not all appendices are available online. The Justice Project hopes to have them available soon.

    A Call to Action: Changing the Culture of Drinking at US Colleges
    This report highlights the growing epidemic of college drinking and provides suggestions and recommended strategies to combat the problem.

    Cambridge Handbook of Personal Relationships
    Serves as a benchmark of the current state of scholarship in this dynamic field, synthesizing the extant theoretical and empirical literature, tracing its historical roots, and making recommendations for future directions.

    Cambridge Handbook of Sociocultural Psychology
    The handbook integrates contributions of sociocultural specialists from fifteen countries, all tied together by the unifying focus on the role of sign systems in human relations with the environment.

    Canada's Diverse Peoples: A Reference Sourcebook
    Comprehensive reference that takes readers on a chronological tour of Canada's ethnic history.

    Career Opportunities in Politics, Government and Activism
    Career Services Shelves JK692 .A94 2008 Check Status

    Career Opportunities in the Nonprofit Sector
    Career Services Shelves HD2769.2.U6 B87 2006 Check Status

    Century of American Icons: 100 products and slogans from the 20th century consumer culture
    Mortensen Library Reference [HF6161.B4 C46 2002] Check Status

    Child Abuse: Law and Policy Across Boundaries
    Mortensen Library Reference K5189 .H69 2007 Check Status

    Cities of the United States: a Compilation of Current Information on Economic, Cultural, Geographic, and Social Conditions
    Provides information on America's top cities--those fastest-growing, as well as those with a particular historical, political, industrial, and/or commercial significance. City-specific profiles organize pertinent facts, data, and figures related to demographic, economic, cultural, geographic, social, and recreational conditions.

    Columbia Chronicles of American Life
    Mortensen Library Reference [E169.1 .G667 1995] Check Status

    A Companion to Television
    Mortensen Library Reference [PN1992.5 .C615 2005] Check Status

    Complete Fashion Sourcebook
    Mortensen Library Reference [GT596 .P393 2005] Check Status

    Consumer Culture: A Reference Handbook
    Mortensen Library Reference [HC79.C6 G665 2003] Check Status

    Consumer Culture: A Reference Handbook
    Mortensen Library Reference HC79.C6 G665 2003 Check Status

    Correctional Boot Camps: Lessons from a Decade of Research
    The report presents data analyzing whether boot camps are successful in reducing recidivism, prison populations, and operating costs.

    Countering the Changing Threat of International Terrorism
    Controversial report written in the wake of 1998 Bombing of US Embassies in Africa. Full text is available. Adobe Acrobat needed.

    Countries and Their Cultures
    Presents the cultural similarities within a country that set it apart from others by examining over 200 countries to document the myriad ways in which culture defines and separates the nations of the world as much as geographical borders do.

    Country Studies
    The Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world

    Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library
    Covering the evolution of the American criminal justice system throughout history, Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library explores everything from juvenile justice to organized crime.

    Crime and Punishment: Essential Primary Sources
    A focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Each title contains approximately 175 full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context.

    Cultural Geography: A Critical Dictionary of Key Concepts
    Presents short essays exploring the key concepts in cultural geography.

    Current Population Reports: (All Series)
    Full text of all Population Reports by the United States Government.

    Current Population Reports: Consumer Income (Series P-60)
    Full text of Consumer Income Reports by the United States Government.

    Current Population Reports: Special Studies (Series P-23)
    Full text of Population Special Reports by the United States Government.

    Day By Day (1940's - 1990's)
    Mortensen Library Reference [D840 .M45] Check Status

    Deadly Lessons: School Shooters tell Why
    This two-part, seven-article series from the Chicago Sun Times uses research done by the Secret Service to examine the phenomenon of random school shootings.

    Death, Dying and the Ending of Life
    Mortensen Library Reference R726 .D4413 2007 Check Status

    Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco: Learning about Addictive Behavior
    Articles on the nature of addiction and its roots include advertising, genetics, families, and personal problems.

    Eastern Europe an Introduction to the People, Lands, and Culture
    A contemporary analysis of the people, cultures, and society within the regions that make up Eastern Europe.

    Encyclopedia of Television (1997)
    With more than 1,000 original essays, the Encyclopedia of Television examines specific programs and people, historic moments and trends, and major policy disputes. Check Status

    The Everything Guide to Government Jobs: a Complete Handbook to Hundreds of Lucrative Opportunities Across the Nation
    Career Services Shelves JK716 .M233 2007 Check Status

    Family in Society: Essential Primary Sources
    Provides primary source documents focused family in society in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries.

    Financial Times World Desk Reference
    Gives a complete overview of the modern world with hundreds of maps, charts and diagrams, and facts and statistics on the world's nations.

    The Former Soviet Union's Diverse Peoples: A Reference Sourcebook
    Guide to understanding the history of the ethnic diversity of the former Soviet Union and the current ethnic issues of the region.

    The Former Yugoslavia's Diverse Peoples: A Reference Sourcebook
    Exploration of the ethnic history of the former Yugoslavia traces the roots of the conflicts that convulsed the region in the 1990s.

    From Elvis to E-Mail: Trends, Events, and Trivia from the Postwar Era to the End of the Century
    Mortensen Library Reference [E741 .D5 1999] Check Status

    Gender Issues and Sexuality: Essential Primary Sources
    Focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries.

    Geography of the World
    Details each country's physical geography, people, climate, culture, and landscape.

    Government, Politics, and Protest: Essential Primary Sources
    A collection of primary source documents that focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries.

    Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences
    Provides a comprehensive summary and evaluation of recent research on the social aspects of aging.

    Handbook of American Popular Culture
    Mortensen Library Reference [E169.1 .H2643] Check Status

    Handbook of American Popular Literature
    Mortensen Library Reference [PS169 .P64 1988] Check Status

    Handbook of Economic Sociology
    The definitive resource on what continues to be one of the leading edges of sociology and one of its most important interdisciplinary adventures. It is a must read for all faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates doing work in the field.

    Handbook of Environmental Sociology
    provides overviews of key topics in the field, summarizing and synthesizing existing research.

    Handbook of Globalisation and Environmental Policy National Government Interventions in a Global Arena
    State-of-the-art examination of the critical effects of globalisation on environmental governance.

    Handbook of Political Sociology: States, Civil Societies, and Globalization
    Provides the first complete survey of the vibrant field of political sociology.

    Hate Crimes
    Mortensen Library Reference HV6773.52 .S768 2003 Check Status

    A Historical Guide to World Slavery
    Mortensen Library Reference HT861 .H59 1998 Check Status

    Homosexuality and Science: A Guide to the Debates
    Comprehensive resource exploring the role of science and scientific discovery in the nature versus pathology debate surrounding homosexuality.

    How Much is that in Real Money? A Historical Price Index For Use as a Deflator of Money Values in the Economy of the United States
    Mortensen Library Reference HB235.U6 M39 1992 Check Status

    Human and Civil Rights: Essential Primary Sources
    Primary source documents that focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries.

    Human Rights Reports - Country Reports on Human Rrights Practices for [1993-1999]
    Years Covered: 1993-1999
    The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – the Human Rights Reports – cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international agreements.

    Immigration and Multiculturalism: Essential Primary Sources
    Provides primary source documents focused on immigration and multiculturalism in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries.

    Iran's Diverse Peoples: A Reference Sourcebook
    Documents the origins, evolution, and current status of all major ethnic groups in Iran.

    Key Concepts and Techniques in GIS
    A concise overview of the fundamental ideas that inform Geographic Information Science. It provides detailed descriptions of the concepts and techniques that anyone using GIS software must fully understand to analyze spatial data.

    Key Concepts in Anti-Discriminatory Social Work
    Clearly and concisely explains the basic ideas in the field of anti-discriminatory social work.

    Key Concepts in Critical Social Theory
    Provides brief accounts of the central ideas behind the key concepts of critical social theory from Alienation to the Unconscious.

    Key Concepts in Ethnography
    An accessible, authoritative, no-nonsense guide to the key concepts in one of the most widely used methodologies in social science: Ethnography.

    Key Concepts in Feminist Theory and Research
    Tool for students taking courses in feminist theory and research methods, and students across the social sciences who are taking courses concerned with issues of gender.

    Key Concepts in Medical Sociology
    Provides a systematic and accessible introduction to medical sociology.

    Key Concepts in Social Research
    An authoritative, crystal-clear introduction to research methods which really takes account of the needs of students for accessible, focused information to help with undergraduate essays and exams.

    Key Concepts in Urban Geography
    Key Concepts in Urban Geography is a new kind of textbook that forms part of an innovative set of companion texts for the human geography sub-disciplines.

    Key Concepts in Urban Studies
    Clearly and concisely explains the basic ideas in the interdisciplinary field of urban studies.

    Key Concepts in Work
    Clearly and concisely explains the central ideas, debates and theories of work in social, political and economic contexts.

    Key Contemporary Concepts
    Essential roadmap to the key concepts which frame our understanding of society and culture.

    Legalized Gambling
    Mortensen Library Reference HV6715 .H385 2006 Check Status

    Lifestyle Market Analyst
    Mortensen Library Reference HF5415.33.U6 L54 Check Status

    New Americans: A Guide to Immigration Since 1965
    Provides an authoritative account of the most recent surge of immigrants.

    Nigeria's Diverse Peoples: A Reference Sourcebook
    Explores the history of ethnic, regional and religious diversity in Nigeria.

    People's Chronology: A Year by Year Record of Human Events from Prehistory to the Present
    Presents a year-by-year record of human events from prehistory to the present.

    Philip's World Factbook
    Data on each country in the world.

    Pollution Abstracts
    Mortensen Library Reference [Index/Absts.] TD172 .P65 Check Status

    Pop Culture Arab World! Media, Arts, and Lifestyle
    Explores how Arab pop culture has succeeded in helping forge a pan-Arab identity, where Arab nationalism has failed.

    Pop Culture China! Media, Arts, and Lifestyle
    From the modernization of traditional theater to the traditional uses of modern technology, this book presents a guide to the emerging culture of a country that will inevitably become increasingly influential in coming years.

    Pop Culture Germany! Media, Arts, and Lifestyle
    Offers a concise, in-depth overview of the evolution and impact of German media, arts, lifestyles, and recreation, written with a historical perspective.

    Pop Culture India! Media, Arts, and Lifestyle
    Introduction to a diverse nation whose appetite for entertainment has led to some surprising twists and turns in recent history.

    Pop Culture Latin America! Media, Arts, and Lifestyle
    A survey of contemporary Latin American popular culture, covering topics that range from music and film to popular festivals and fashion.

    Pop Culture Russia! Media, Arts, and Lifestyle
    A revealing look at contemporary Russian popular culture, exploring the historical and social influences that make it unique.

    Reader's Guide to the Social Sciences
    Includes numerous entries in A-Z order, critically reviewing the literature on specific topics from abortion to world systems theory.

    Religious Right: A Reference Handbook
    Examines the religious right and its influence on our government, citizens, society, and politics. From the fight to outlaw the teaching of Darwin's theory of evolution to the struggle to outlaw abortion, the religious right is continually exerting an influence on public policy.

    Social Policy: Essential Primary Sources
    A collection of primary source documents that focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries.

    Social Security Handbook
    Basic Guide to the Social Security Programs

    Social Trends & Indicators USA
    Mortensen Library Reference HN60 .S62 2003 Check Status

    South Africa's Diverse Peoples: A Reference Sourcebook
    Traces the fascinating racial history of South Africa before, during, and after the apartheid years.

    Supreme Court Drama: Cases That Changed America
    Profiles major U.S. Supreme Court decisions that have made a significant impact on American society. Each volume is organized by broad legal principles such as individual liberties, criminal justice, equal protection, and business and government law.

    Terrorism Reference Library
    Provides students with an understanding of the complex issue of global terrorism.

    Terrorism: A Documentary History
    Mortensen Library Reference HV6431 .T4594 2003 Check Status

    Terrorism: A Guide to Events and Documents
    Mortensen Library Reference HV6431 .K698 2004 Check Status

    Terrorism: Essential Primary Sources
    Primary source documents focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. International in scope, each title is devoted to one topic.

    Timetables of History: a Historical Linkage of People and Events
    Mortensen Library Reference [D11 .G78 2005] Check Status

    U.S. Census 2000 State
    Contains a multitude of facts about people, business and geography. Gathered over a period of ten years and compiled by experts, the census is for the first time presented here as dynamic tables. Customization is quick and effortless, allowing bespoke views of the numbers which together make up the USA. The statistics may also be viewed in chart format, bringing to life this wealth of information.

    The United States Government Manual
    The United States Government Manual is the official handbook of the Federal Government. This special edition of the Federal Register is currently updated to provide comprehensive and authoritative descriptions of the programs and activities of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches. The Government Manual also includes information about quasi-official agencies, international organizations with U.S. membership, and Federal boards, commissions, and committees. Check Status

    US Department of State: Human Rights Reports
    The Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, released yearly by the US Department of State, was designed to give voice to those who have been denied the freedoms and rights provided in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights.

    The USA: A Chronicle in Pictures
    Mortensen Library Reference [E174.5 .W45 1991] Check Status

    What People Wore: a Visual History of Dress from Ancient Times to Twentieth-century America
    Mortensen Library Oversized GT513 .G6 Check Status

    World Economic and Social Survey
    Full Text of current World Economic Social Survey by the United Nations. Library has (1994-2007) Mortensen Library Reference HC59 .A16

    World of Child Labor: An Historical and Regional Survey
    Provides a current global snapshot with overview essays on the dimensions of the problem and on institutions and organizations combating child labor.

    World of Sociology, Gale
    A comprehensive, subject-specific guide to the concepts, theories, discoveries, developments and pioneers related to the field of sociology.

    Youth violence and delinquency : monsters and myths
    Mortensen Library Reference HV9104 .Y6854 2007 Check Status

    Youth Violence: A Report of the Surgeon General
    Full text of the report, as well as links to additional resources.


    Biographies

    Biographical Dictionary of Social and Cultural Anthropology
    Offers an important, and fascinating overview of the historical and contemporary reach of anthropological research.

    Cassell's Peoples, Nations and Cultures
    Cultural information about people around the world.

    Great Lives: A Century in Obituaries
    The lives of the exceptional individuals, from Lord Kitchener to Pope John Paul, collected in the book are first drafts of history which to a remarkable degree have stood the test of time.

    Great Thinkers A-Z
    Short, accessible snapshots of the people who have shaped Western thought from the ancient Greeks to today. The snapshots, written by the world's leading experts, describe a major thinker's life and work with suggestions for further reading on each one. Covering philosophers as well as cultural and scientific thinkers - such as Foucault, Darwin, Einstein and Freud - who have had a major impact on philosophy.


    Dictionaries

    The American Heritage Abbreviations Dictionary
    Definition for abbreviations across disciplines.

    The Anti-Capitalist Dictionary
    This dictionary is an alternative and a counter-balance to the many political dictionaries that ignore or marginalize the history and influence of anti-capitalist movements.

    The Blackwell Dictionary of Sociology
    Defines sociological concepts in a lively and sensible way

    Cambridge Dictionary of Human Biology and Evolution
    Study tool for both professionals and students covering a broad range of subjects within human biology, physical anthropology, anatomy, auxology, primatology, physiology, genetics, paleontology, and zoology.

    Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology
    Entries cover schools, theories, theorists and debates, with substantial articles on all key topics in the field.

    Collins Dictionary of Sociology
    Guide to the terms and concepts used in every area of sociology, and to related terms in political science, economics and anthropology.

    Development Dictionary a Guide to Knowledge as Power
    Some of the world's most eminent critics of development review the key concepts of the development discourse in the post-war era.

    Dictionary of Alternatives
    Part reference work, part source book, and part polemic, this dictionary provides a rich understanding of the ways in which fiction, history and today's politics provide different ways of thinking about how we can and should organize for the coming century.

    A Dictionary of Diplomacy
    Includes entries on legal terms, political events, international organizations and major figures who have occupied the diplomatic scene.

    Dictionary of Human Geography
    Dictionary of human culture.

    Dictionary of Leisure, Travel, and Tourism
    Terminology of the travel and tourism industry.

    Dictionary of Race, Ethnicity & Culture
    Race, ethnicity and culture are concepts of extreme relevance in society today, and yet continue to be interpreted in various and often contradictory ways. The Dictionary provides the historical background and etymology of a wide range of words related to these concepts, looking at discourses of race, ethnicity and culture from a broadly multicultural perspective.

    Dictionary of Statistics & Methodology: A Nontechnical Guide to the Social Sciences
    Mortensen Library Reference HA17 .V64 2005 Check Status

    Dictionary of Travel and Tourism Terminology
    This dictionary provides definitions of terminology and ‘decodes’ acronyms and abbreviations for the world’s largest industry.

    Fashion, Costume and Culture, Headwear, Body Decorations, and Footwear Through the Ages
    Provides a broad overview of costume traditions of diverse cultures from prehistoric times to the present day.

    Glossary of UK Government and Politics
    Reference guide to the events, personnel, policies and institutions relevant to the government and politics of the United Kingdom from accountability to the women’s movement.

    High Definition: A-Z Guide to Personal Technology
    Provides answers to these and thousands of other questions about the technology we live with and depend on.

    Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations of the World Dictionary
    Covers popular, ethnic, religious, and historic events of international, national, regional, and local significance.

    Keywords for American Cultural Studies
    Entries in this volume synthesize a great deal of information about the historical and contemporary meanings of many of the central terms that structure the fields of American studies and cultural studies; they provide contexts for the usage of those terms by discussing how their meanings have developed over time; and they may even unlock a few mysteries and break a few codes.

    The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Houghton Mifflin
    Relevant terminology in contemporary American society.

    The Penguin Dictionary of Sociology
    Essential reading for all students and teachers of sociology and other related courses.

    Poverty: An International Glossary
    Seeks to make researchers, students and policy makers aware of the multi-dimensional character of this social condition.

    Sage Dictionary of Cultural Studies
    Containing entries from Active audience to Youth culture on key concepts and theorists, the Dictionary provides an unparalled guide to the terrain of cultural studies. The definitions are authoritative, stimulating and written in an accessible style.


    Encyclopedias

    9/11 Encyclopedia
    Details every event leading up to 9/11, going back up to a decade prior to the attacks, and including all participants from any place in the world. Also covered are events since the attack that have influenced our understanding of the ordeal.

    Africa and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History
    Explores the many long-standing influences of Africa and people of African descent on the culture of the Americas

    Alcohol and Temperance in Modern History: An International Encyclopedia
    History of alcohol and its social impact.

    Baseball: An Encyclopedia of Popular Culture
    Mortensen Library Reference GV867.64 .R52 2000 Check Status

    Britain and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History
    Covers the close ties between Britain and the whole of the Americas, examining Britain's cultural and political legacy to the nations of the New World.

    Cambridge Encyclopedia of Child Development
    Authoritative, accessible and up-to-date account of all aspects of child development.

    The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Hunters and Gatherers
    Hunting and gathering was humanity's first and most successful adaptation, occupying at least 90 percent of human history.

    Censorship: a World Encyclopedia
    Mortensen Library Reference Z657 .C393 2001 Check Status

    Concise Encyclopedia of Sociolinguistics
    Provides uniquely comprehensive and authoritative coverage of all aspects of sociolinguistics.

    Contemporary Youth Culture: An International Encyclopedia
    Brings new understanding to the complex and fluid phenomenon of youth culture.

    Culture Wars: An Encyclopedia of Issues, Viewpoints, and Voices
    Featuring hundreds of A-Z entries and numerous photos, the encyclopedia examines the history and relevance of the issues, events, controversies, personalities, groups, and concepts that have contributed to the political and social polarization of American society over recent decades.

    Education and Sociology: An Encyclopedia
    Mortensen Library Reference LC189.95 .E38 2002 Check Status

    Encyclopedia Latina: History, Culture, and Society in the United States
    Mortensen Library Reference E184.S75 E587 2005 Check Status

    Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History
    Addresses a wide array of subjects in over 2,300 articles to define in one source the cultural roots, participation in American life, and current condition of the African-American community. Check Status

    Encyclopedia of Aging
    Encompasses all aspects of aging, covering a variety of disciplines including biology, medicine, economics, law psychology, sociology and history, and also explores related issues such as religion, spirituality, and ethics.

    Encyclopedia of American Cultural & Intellectual History
    Mortensen Library Reference E169.1 .E624 2001 Check Status

    Encyclopedia of American Social Movements
    Mortensen Library Reference HN57 .E594 2004 Check Status

    Encyclopedia of American Studies EAS
    Features broad, synthetic articles covering areas such as history, literature, art, photography, film, architecture, urban studies, ethnicity, race, gender, economics, politics, wars, consumer culture, and global America.

    Encyclopedia of Archaeology: History and Discoveries
    Information on all aspects of archaeology, from pre-history to the present day.

    The Encyclopedia of Censorship
    Mortensen Library Reference Z657 .G73 2005 Check Status

    Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion
    Design and style of fashion and clothing throughout history.

    Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Culture
    Mortensen Library Reference E169.12 .E49 2001 Check Status

    Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Culture
    Mortensen Library Reference E169.12 .E49 2001 Check Status

    Encyclopedia of Cremation
    Tracing ancient and classical cremation sites, historical and contemporary cremation processes and procedures of both scientific and legal kind, the encyclopedia also includes sections on specific cremation rituals, architecture, art and text.

    Encyclopedia of Emancipation and Abolition in the Transatlantic World
    Examines every effort to end slavery in the United States and the transatlantic world. It focuses on massive, broad-based movements, as well as specific incidents, events, and developments, and pulls together in one place information previously available only in a wide variety of sources.

    Encyclopedia of Food and Culture
    Features multidisciplinary coverage of such topics as comfort food, ethnicity and food, medieval banquets, and nutrient composition, among many others. Includes photographs, illustrations, sidebars, recipes, menus, and timelines.

    Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity
    Spans the globe to explain the issues behind crimes against humanity and human rights issues as they relate to individual countries and the world at large.

    Encyclopedia of Human Rights Issues since 1945
    Up-to-date encyclopedia on human rights issues from 1945 to 1998 features entries on incidents and violations, instruments and initiatives, countries and human rights activists. Its global scope is ideal for high school and college student research and class debate and for use with Model UN clubs.

    Encyclopedia of Intelligence & Counterintelligence
    Provides a unique background perspective for viewing history and current events. In easy-to-understand, non-technical language, it explains how espionage works as a function of national policy; traces the roots of national security; profiles key intelligence leaders, agents, and double-agents; discusses intelligence concepts and techniques; and profiles the security organizations and intelligence history and policies of nations around the world.

    Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture
    Provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary view of Latin American history and culture from prehistoric times to the present. Covers cultural issues and includes numerous biographical profiles of important figures in politics, letters and the arts.

    Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics
    Mortensen Library Reference HA29 .S2363 2007 Check Status

    Encyclopedia of Multicultural America (Gale Virtual Reference Library)
    Search the full three volumes of the 2nd edition (2000) encyclopedia which presents lengthy essays on ethnic and ethnoreligious groups, including holidays, customs, languages, historical background, settlement patterns, etc. Also provides extensive listings of organizations, research centers, periodicals, etc. and of further readings. UofH only.

    Encyclopedia of Nationalism: Fundamental Themes
    Covers fundamental themes from Anthropology to Western Europe.

    Encyclopedia of Nationalism: Leaders, Movements, and Concepts
    covers leaders, movements, and key concepts of nationalism.

    Encyclopedia of New England: the Culture and History of an American Region
    Mortensen Library Reference F4 .E53 2005 Check Status

    Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (Gale Virtual Reference Library)
    Search the full five volumes of the 2000 edition encyclopedia which presents signed articles on various aspects of US popular culture. Includes bibliographies, images, etc. UofH only.

    Encyclopedia of Population (Gale Virtual Reference Library)
    Search two volumes of the 2003 Encyclopedia, providing up-to-date coverage of demographic issues and the broad topic of population studies, including population growth, low fertility rates, support for aging populations, environmental impact of dense population, etc. UofH only.

    Encyclopedia of Race and Racism
    Examines the anthropological, sociological, historical, economic, and scientific theories of race and racism in the modem era.

    Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics
    Considers both the professional ethics of science and technology, and the ethical and political issues raised by science and technology in an increasingly complex and global society.

    Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender: Men and Women in the World's Cultures
    A unique reference work for students, researchers and teachers interested in gender studies and cross-cultural variation in sex and gender.

    Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology
    covers the many important areas of overlap between anthropology and related disciplines.

    Encyclopedia of Strikes in American History
    Historical research on strikes in America comprised of two types of essays, those focused on an industry or economic sector and those focused on a theme.

    Encyclopedia of Terrorism
    Mortensen Library Reference HV6431 .K883 2003 Check Status

    Encyclopedia of the American Civil War
    Comprehensive reference set on the political, social, and military aspects of the American Civil War.

    Encyclopedia of the World’s Nations
    Mortensen Library Reference G63 .K874 2002 Check Status

    Encyclopedia of Tourism and Recreation in Marine Environments
    Marine tourism has become one of the fastest growing areas within the tourism industry. With the increased use of marine environments comes the need for informed planning and sustainable management as well as for the education and training of planners, managers and operators.

    Encyclopedia of Urban America: The Cities and Suburbs
    Topics range from problems typically associated with urban life such as crime, pollution, and congestion to the arts and humanities, social concerns, religion, infrastructure, key individuals, and economic issues.

    Encyclopedia of Urban Legends
    Urban legends are a specimen of modern folk narrative, and this encyclopedia contains entries on how to collect, classify, and analyze texts and performances.

    Encyclopedia of Women and Gender: Sex Similarities and Differences and the Impact of Society on Gender
    Discusses psychological differences in personality, cognition, and behavior, as well as biologically based differences and how those differences impact behavior.

    Encyclopedia of Women Social Reformers
    Women's struggles to reform society from the 18th century to the present.

    Encyclopedia of World Cultures
    The source for historical, social, political, economic, linguistic, religious, and other information on virtually every existing culture.

    Encyclopedia of World Poverty
    Mortensen Library Reference HV12 .E54 2006 Check Status

    France and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History
    Covers the impacts that French and American politics, foreign policy, and culture have had on shaping each country's identity.

    Germany and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History
    Details the close ties between the German-speaking world and the Americas.

    Globalization: Encyclopedia of Trade, Labor, and Politics
    This work is a comprehensive collection of cutting-edge scholarship on the economic, international business, political, legal, and environmental ramifications of globalization- one of the hottest topics of the day.

    Guns in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture and the Law
    Comprehensive single source of information on the gun issue to help readers educate themselves.

    Historical Encyclopedia of American Labor
    The history of the American labor movement is filled with advances, triumphs, setbacks, decline, and resurgence.

    Iberia and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History
    Covers the reciprocal effects that the politics, foreign policy, and culture of Spain, Portugal, and the American nations have had on one another since the time of Columbus.

    International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences
    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.

    Ireland and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History
    Covers the impact that Ireland and the nations of the Americas have had on one another since the time of Brendan the Navigator.

    Legal Systems of the World: a Political, Social, and Cultural Encyclopedia
    Mortensen Library Reference K48 .L44 2002 Check Status

    Poverty and the Government in America: A Historical Encyclopedia
    The most comprehensive encyclopedia available on the U.S. government's responses to poverty from the colonial era to the present day.

    Public Opinion and Polling Around the World: A Historical Encyclopedia
    Serves as an important resource to understand how citizens' views are translated into governmental action.

    Racial and Ethnic Relations in America
    Mortensen Library Reference E49 .R33 2000 Check Status

    Shakespeares After Shakespeare: An Encyclopedia of the Bard in Mass Media and Popular Culture
    Mortensen Library Reference PR2880.A1 S48 2006 Check Status

    Slavery in the United States a Social, Political, and Historical Encyclopedia
    A comprehensive, contextual presentation of all aspects—social, political, and economic—of slavery in the United States, from the first colonization through Reconstruction.

    Violence in America: An Encyclopedia
    Mortensen Library Reference HN90.V5 V5474 1999 Check Status

    World Press Encyclopedia: a Survey of Press Systems Worldwide
    Mortensen Library Reference PN4728 .Q53 2003 Check Status

    Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures & Daily Life—Volume 1: Africa
    Mortensen Library Reference GN333 .W67 1998 v.1 Check Status

    Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures & Daily Life—Volume 2: Americas
    Mortensen Library Reference GN333 .W67 1998 v.2 Check Status

    Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures & Daily Life—Volume 3: Asia and Oceania
    Mortensen Library Reference GN333 .W67 1998 v.3 Check Status

    Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures & Daily Life—Volume 4: Europe
    Mortensen Library Reference GN333 .W67 1998 v.4 Check Status


    Primary Documents

    Columbia Documentary History of Race and Ethnicity in America
    Mortensen Library Reference E184.A1 C57 2004 Check Status


    Statistics

    Household Spending: Who Spends How Much On What
    Mortensen Library Reference HC110.C6 H68 2010 Check Status

    Job Patterns for Minorities & Women in Private Industry
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission requires periodic reports from public and private employers, and unions and labor organizations which indicate the composition of their work forces by sex and by race/ethnic category.

    US Census 2000 State & County Statistical QuickFacts
    Contains a multitude of facts and statistics about people, business and geography.


    Statistics- International

    OECD Factbook: Economic, Environmental and Social Statistics
    Access to statistics and graphs from the Organisation for Economic Co-ooperation and Development.


    Statistics- United States

    County and City Extra: Annual Metro, City, and County Data Book
    Mortensen Library Reference HA202 .A37 Check Status

    Uniform Crime Reports
    Uniform crime statistics for the United States (1995-present) including Crime in the United States, Hate Crime Statistic, Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, and other individual reports. Statistics can be searched back to 1960 at http://www.ucrdatatool.gov/.


    United States - Statistics

    Handbook of US Labor Statistics: Employment, Earnings, Prices, Productivity, and Other Labor Data
    Mortensen Library Reference HD8051 .A63 (2001, 2006) and Mortensen Library Shelves HD8051 .A63 (1997-2000) and (1947, 1968, 1970-1973, 1975-1978, 1980, 1983, 1989) HD8051 .A62 Check Status

    Historical Statistics of the United States: Earliest Times to the Present
    Mortensen Library Reference HA202 .H57 2006 Check Status

    Injury Facts (National Safety Council)
    Mortensen Library Reference HA217 .A4 Check Status

    Places, Towns and Townships
    Mortensen Library Reference HA203 .P58 Check Status

    State and Metropolitan Area Data Book
    Covers the following topical areas: age, agriculture, births, business establishments, communications, construction, cost of living, crime, deaths, education, elections, employment, energy, finance, government, health, households, housing, immigration, income, manufactures, marriages and divorces, media, natural resources, population, poverty, race and Hispanic origin, residence, retail sales, science and engineering, social services, tourism, transportation, and veterans. Mortensen Library Reference HA202 .S84 (1979-1998)

    State Profiles: the Population and Economy of Each State
    Mortensen Library Reference HA203 .S734 Check Status

    State Profiles: the Population and Economy of Each U.S. State
    Mortensen Library Reference HA203 .S734 Check Status

    Statistical Handbook on Consumption and Wealth in the United States
    Mortensen Library Reference HC110.C6 S73 1999 Check Status


    Sections in this category: General Resources | Statistics

    General Resources

    Academic Search Premier
    Indexing and abstracts for over 8,000 journals in all subject areas, with full text of articles from nearly 4,600. Includes some popular magazines as well as scholarly journals.

    African Women's Bibliographic Database
    English-language database contained over 35,000 citations from 1986 onward. The database indexes six types of materials: books and government documents; articles appearing in edited books; periodical and journal articles; Masters theses and Ph.D. dissertations as well as a few B.A. theses and honors papers; conference papers; and videocassettes.

    Africana Periodical Literature Bibliographic Database
    English-language database had indexed over 60,000 articles from over 500 English-language and multilingual journals and periodicals that specialize in African Studies or consistently cover the African continent.

    Alcohol Studies Database
    This database contains citations of over 55,000 documents indexed by the Rutgers University Center of Alcohol Studies. The database focuses on scholarly and professional materials on beverage alcohol, its use and related consequences.

    Campus Research
    Westlaw's Campus Research combines breadth of news and business information with superior depth in law-related information. Database includes major newspapers, legal research, and United States Laws, Codes and Statutes. NOTE: You must turn of all Pop-up Blockers to properly download and print articles from this database.

    Catalog of Nonprofit Literature
    Citations for articles, books, media resources and grey literature from the nonprofit sector.

    CQ Researcher
    Original, comprehensive reporting and analysis of issues in the news. Published 44 times each year, with each report covering a single issue in depth. Reports consist of background and chronology, assessment of the current situation, tables and maps, pro/con statements, and bibliographies of key resources. Html and pdf versions available. with reports published since 2001 in color. Includes full text.

    Dartmouth Atlas of Healthcare
    For more than 20 years, the Dartmouth Atlas Project has documented glaring variations in how medical resources are distributed and used in the United States. The project uses Medicare data to provide information and analysis about national, regional, and local markets, as well as hospitals and their affiliated physicians.

    ERIC
    The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) database has abstracts of articles from over 775 journals. ERIC also indexes education research in books and contains a massive collection of ERIC documents, with full text online or in microfiche. (Univ. of Hartford has micro going back to 1980).

    Note: A number of ERIC database full-text articles are currently unavailable because of some pre-2005 documents having personally identifiable information. ERIC is working to restore access to these documents. If you would like to request a PDF to be returned online, please fill out the Request a PDF form on the ERIC website.

    Essay & General Literature Index with Retrospective
    Years Covered: 1900-
    Essay & General Literature offers access to tens of thousands of essays that are otherwise all but inaccessible. This resource also unlocks a wealth of information in thousands of collections and anthologies, making your library more valuable to researchers in a wide array of fields.

    FAOSTAT (Food and Agricultural Organization statistics)
    Years Covered: 1961-present
    free and easy access to data for 245 countries and 35 regional areas from 1961 through the most recent year available.

    FedFlix (US Government produced Film Database)
    Featuring the best movies of the United States Government, from training films to history, from our national parks to the U.S. Fire Academy and the Postal Inspectors, all of these fine films are available for reuse without any restrictions whatsoever.

    FindArticles (Look Smart)
    Searches for articles in approximately 900 magazines and journals. Emphasis on trade publications. Text only - no graphic content available. Some articles available to subscribers or for a fee only.

    First Nations Periodical Index
    Contains journals of mainly Canadian Native content. This Index is a tool providing access to information about First Nations for students (high school or university), educators, instructors and researchers.

    Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Search the tables of contents or full text of selected reference books in business, education, the environment, medicine biology, and the social sciences.

    Google Scholar
    Search for scholarly literature across disciplines and sources. Includes peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, etc. Particularly strong in sciences and social sciences. Selected full text. Many links are to publisher's sites which sell access. ON Campus - links to U of H holdings are available. OFF Campus - U of H users should check our holdings and use Interlibrary Services as needed.

    GREENfile
    GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.

    Historical Hartford Courant
    Fully searchable images of America's oldest continuously published newspaper, covering 1764 through 1922. Use ProQuest Newspapers for current (1992- ). No coverage is available between 1923 and 1991. Made available by iCONN.org, the Connecticut Digital Library. Full text available.

    Historical New York Times
    Full images of the complete New York Times from 1851 to 2002. Search by keyword, by date, etc. Images of specific articles or full pages available..

    Humanities Abstracts
    Strong resource index for all aspects of the Humanities including: Archaeology, Area Studies, Art, Classical Studies, Communications, Dance, Film, Folklore, Gender Studies, History, Journalism, Linguistics, Literary & Social Criticism Literature, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Religion and Theology

    In the First Person
    Detailed index to oral history and other first person content, including oral histories, letters, diaries, memoirs and autobiographies that are freely available by following links. Also links to subscription content (not available to UH) Limited content scheduled for regular expansion.

    JSTOR Arts and Sciences
    Searchable full text of articles from selected scholarly journals in fields including area studies, anthropology, ecology, economics, education, history, language and literature, mathematics, philosophy, political sciences, sociology and statistics. No current issues available. Historical coverage varies, but database includes some titles from before 1950.

    Labour Statistics (International Labour Organization: Laborsta Internet)
    View and download data and metadata for over 200 countries or territories

    NDLTD: Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations
    NDLTD Union Catalog contains more than one million records of electronic theses and dissertations and includes links to other databases of electronic theses and dissertations.

    Newspapers of Connecticut (19th Century)
    The Newspapers of Connecticut collection is a sample collection of historical newspapers covering the various regions, perspectives and topics of the Civil War era in Connecticut.

    PILOTS: Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress
    Includes citations to all literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health sequelae of traumatic events, without disciplinary, linguistic, or geographical limitations, and to offer both current and retrospective coverage.

    Population Index on the Web
    "Population Index" is the primary reference tool to the world's population literature. It presents an annotated bibliography of recently published books, journal articles, working papers, and other materials on population topics.

    ProQuest Education Journals
    Search the leading full-text journals in education and related fields. ProQuest® Education Journals gives users access to over 760 top educational publications, including more than 600 of the titles in full text.

    ProQuest Health Management
    Find complete, full-text information from leading publications covering all aspects of health administration, including public health and safety, hospitals, finance, personnel management, insurance, population studies, labor relations and law.

    ProQuest Newspapers
    Search the text of major newspapers including the Boston Globe (1980- ), Christian Science Monitor (1990- ), Hartford Courant (1992- ), Los Angeles Times (1985- ), New York Times (1999- , including the Book Review and Magazine), Wall Street Journal Eastern Edition (1984- ), and Washington Post (1987- ). Full text available.

    ProQuest Psychology Journals
    ProQuest Psychology Journals™ provides abstracts and indexing for more than 615 titles, with over 520 titles available in full text. Both students and mental-health professionals get access to charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos, and other graphical elements essential to psychological research from top psychology and related publications.

    ProQuest Social Science Journals
    ProQuest Social Science Journals is a definitive resource for those who need access to a variety of social science journals. The database includes over 530 titles, with more than 300 available in full text.

    Psychology Complete from Ebsco (PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES)
    Search PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES at the same time gaining expanded coverage and one stop for much of your Psychology search needs.

    PsycInfo
    International, multilingual index with abstracts of articles, books, and selected dissertations in psychology. Made available by iCONN.org, the Connecticut Digital Library.

    Public Library of Law
    Fastcase has created the Public Library of Law -- to make it easy to find the law online. PLoL is the largest free law library in the world, because we assemble law available for free scattered across many different sites -- all in one place. PLoL is the best starting place to find law on the Web. PLoL also includes free links to paid content on Fastcase. PLoL is already the Web's largest free law library, but with additional links from Fastcase, it is one of the most comprehensive law libraries in the world. Full text available.

    RITA (Research and Innovation Technology Administration) National Transportation Library
    The Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) coordinates the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) research programs and is charged with advancing the deployment of cross-cutting technologies to improve our Nation’s transportation system.

    Social Services Abstracts
    Provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development.

    Sociological Abstracts
    Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences.

    TRID - The TRIS and ITRD Database
    The TRIS/ITRD Online database contains over half a million records of published transportation research including technical reports, books, conference proceedings and journal articles. Currently there are almost 24,000 TRIS records with links to electronic copies of the full-text. The time span covers literature from the 1960s to the present, with some coverage of prior years. Highway Research Board publications are covered back to 1923. TRIS/ITRD coverage includes the disciplines of planning, finance, design and construction, materials, environmental issues, safety and human factors and operations for the modes of highways, transit, railroads, maritime and aviation. TRIS does not contain information on vehicle standards and specifications, patent information, market research, military transport or news articles.

    Westlaw's Campus Research
    Westlaw's Campus Research combines breadth of news and business information with superior depth in law-related information. Database includes major newspapers, legal research, and United States Laws, Codes and Statutes. NOTE: You must turn of all Pop-up Blockers to properly download and print articles from this database.

    World Bank Open Data
    Vast collection of economic, social, population, and development data with no restrictions and at no cost.


    Statistics

    ProQuest Statistical Insight (formerly Lexis-Nexis Statistical)
    Basic power tables allow searching of statistical data from the US government, international organizations, professional organizations, and more.


    Sections in this category: General Resources | United States - Statistics


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    General Resources

    Journal of Popular Culture

    Population Reports
    International overview of important developments in family planning and related health issues. Includes statistics and bibliography.


    United States - Statistics

    Monthly Vital Statistics Report
    Monthly and cumulative data on births, deaths, marriages, and divorces, and infant deaths for States and the United States are presented with brief analyses of the vital statistics.


    Sections in this category: General Resources | Atlases | Connecticut | Statistics | Statistics- International | Statistics- United States | United States - Statistics

    General Resources

    ADA Home Page (US Dept of Justice)
    Americans with Disabilities Act regulations and technical assistance documents as well as other information to assist business in complying with the law.

    Affirmative Action and Diversity Project: A Web Page for Research
    Model resource which explores diverse opinions on affirmative action topics. Extensive coverage of Proposition 209 debates in California with links to policy documents, news reports, editorials pro and con.

    Annual Reviews
    Search engine for all 26 of Annual Reviews' products with table of contents and abstracts.

    Background Notes (US State Department)
    Periodically updated information on countries and international organizations.

    Beacon for Freedom of Expression
    International database of information on censorship and literature on freedom of expression. Produced by the Norwegian Forum for Freedom of Expression

    Bissonnette on Costume
    Search through the history of Fashion and costumes through this visual dictionary of fashion.

    Center for Social Media
    Showcases and analyzes media for public knowledge and action—media made by, for, and with publics to address the problems that they share.

    Connecticut Department of Public Health
    State of Connecticut Health Statistics and Information.

    Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations
    Research related to EI topics, including self-awareness, optimism and empathy in the workplace. Includes links to full text of reports, information about model programs, a bibliography and links to related sources.

    Country Health Profiles (Pan American Health Organization)
    Data and analysis on health and related sociological factors in the nations of the Americas.

    Country Studies (Library of Congress)
    Full text of book length studies of some 100 countries. Includes analysis of political, economic, social, and national security systems.

    Cyburbia.org: Internet Resources for the Built Environment
    Comprehensive resources in planning, architecture, construction, building technology, transportation, environment, energy etc. Includes mailing lists, Usenet newsgroups. Hosts interactive message areas.

    Dead Sociologists' Society
    Biographical and theoretical information on key sociologists. Also included are links arranged by subject.

    Department of Health and Human Services
    HHS has created a searchable database of selected HHS Internet resources, with brief descriptions and addresses to make it easier to find information.

    Fashion-Era
    Contains 750 content rich, illustrated pages of Fashion History, Costume History, Clothing, Fashions and Social History.

    The Gallup Organization
    Public opinion polls and selected special reports. The archive of polls back to March 1997 is arranged chronologically.

    Human Rights (HumanRights.gov)
    Public documents on Human Rights.

    Human Rights Library (University of Minnesota)
    The full text of important international human rights documents.

    Human Rights Practices
    US Department of State Reports on Human Rights Practices for the years 1995 to the present.

    INFOMINE: Scholarly Internet Resource Collections
    Virtual library of over 10,000 academically oriented resources. Browse by subject or title in broad categories, or search using keywords or Library of Congress Subject Headings. Brief annotations link to detailed descriptions. Lots of cross-references.

    Institute of Development Studies
    Research on development issues. Includes links to research reports, a weekly newsletter, and information on publications (many online for free downloads).

    International Institute for Sustainable Development
    News and publications on topics related to sustainable development, including international trade and investment, economic policy, climate change, and natural resource management.

    Internet Addiction Guide
    In this article, John M. Grohol, Psy. D., presents "an objective source of information about Internet addiction, overuse, and pathology online.

    Intute - Social Sciences
    Search or browse the database of social sciences resources.

    Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia
    The mission of the museum is to "promote racial tolerance by helping people understand the historical and contemporary expressions of intolerance".

    Literature and Culture of the American 1950s
    Prepared for a course on American literary politics of the era, this site is a gateway to links on the literary figures and other participants and issues that defined the period, including the cold war, McCarthyism, and racism.

    The Lock-Up Society
    "As the new millennium began, the number of Americans behind bars passed two million -- five times the inmate population in 1972. In these reports, American Radio explores some of the causes and ramifications of this unprecedented experiment in mass incarceration." RealAudio required.

    Making of America
    Digital Library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. Collection is strong on the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The collection currently contains approximately 1,600 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints.

    The Merchants of Cool
    Companion to a Frontline report on the creators and marketers of popular culture for teenagers.

    National Council on the Aging (NCOA)
    The NCOA site, free of ads, provides substantive information, especially I n the area of policy and legislative updates. Its many features include adult day services, health care, housing, and independent living.

    National Endowment for the Humanities
    NEH serves and strengthens our republic by promoting excellence in the humanities and conveying the lessons of history to all Americans

    NIDA for Teens: the Science Behind Drug Abuse
    The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) created this site in consultation with teens to offer "science-based facts about how drugs affect the brain and body so that kids will be armed with better information to make healthy decisions."

    NIDA: National Institute of Drug Abuse
    Ensuring the rapid and effective dissemination and use of the results of that research to significantly improve prevention and treatment and to inform policy as it relates to drug abuse and addiction.

    Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
    This site contains extensive reports on the state of drug enforcement and awareness in the United States.

    Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
    Information and publications from the principal UN official responsible for human rights.

    Online Communication Studies Resources: The University of Iowa
    Extensive listing of all aspects of Communication studies from the University of Iowa

    Police Assessment Resource Center - Racial Profiling
    This information clearinghouse tracks the race, ethnicity, and gender of those who are stopped and/or searched by the police.

    Polling Report.com
    Continuously updated collection of public opinion on topics in politics, business and the American Scene drawn from US sources. Browse or search.

    PovertyNet: Data on Poverty (World Bank)
    Discussion and statistics on poverty around the world. Many links to related pages at the World Bank.

    Public Agenda Online
    Public opinion and policy analysis from Public Agenda, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization. Arranged in broad subject categories.

    ReliefWeb
    Source for timely, reliable and relevant humanitarian information and analysis

    Resources for Methods in Evaluation and Social Research
    How-to information on the tools of social research are presented here, including surveys, sampling, and interviews. Sections of the site include research ethics, methods, policy analysis, and statistical data.

    The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research (University of Connecticut)
    Searchable database of the largest library of public opinion data in the world. International coverage.

    Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture (Duke University)
    Sponsored by the Small Business Administration, this training site for entrepreneurial women provides access to articles on marketing, finance, management, technology, etc. Message Boards are available for exchanging ideas.

    Sexual Harassment Resources
    This annotated list of resources on sexual harassment covers sites from the US government and military, educational institutions, and professional organizations. Topics included are date rape, cyberstalking, and hostile work environments, among others.

    Social Issues Collection
    The Social Issues Collection is an ongoing database of historical images from the western United States and the Pacific Northwest region. The collection covers political and social topics such as women's issues and labor and government, as well as ethnic groups.

    Social Science Data Analysis Network
    The Social Science Data Analysis Network makes the latest US census surveys and demographic trends accessible to educators, policy makers, the media, and students at all levels.

    Social Security Programs throughout the World
    This site provides the basic provisions of social security legislation and administration in 172 countries.

    Sociological Tour through Cyberspace
    Topical and general sociology resources on theory, data, methods, and statistics plus links to specific sociology search engines.

    Sociology Directory (Yahoo)
    Identifies a network of research engines for the social sciences. Links to criminal justice, urban studies, institutes, journals, and organizations.

    Sociology Internet Resources
    Comprehensive list including ethnic resources and special interest groups.

    SocioWeb
    Intended to "provide sociologists with point-and-click access to the smorgasbord of sociological information across the World Wide Web." Includes university departments, professional associations, call for papers, calendar of events, research areas, teaching applications, etc.

    State of World Population (United Nations)
    Online version of annual reports focusing on special topics related to world population trends and problems.

    Subject Resources (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
    Links to a wide variety of web-based information resources. Includes databases and e-journals (some of which are restricted to LANL staff). Arranged by subject.

    UCLA E-Resources
    Selected internet Sources on various academic topics. A most comprehensive and thoughtfully organized collection of links.

    United States Courts
    Provides information from and about the Judicial Branch of the U.S. Government.

    University of Michigan Documents Center
    Well organized site with extensive links to federal, state, foreign and international government information. Searchable.

    US Department of Health and Human Services
    United States Health Statistics and Information.

    Web of Addictions
    Provides information about alcohol and other drug addictions. Includes a collection of fact sheets, links to other net resources, conference calendar, special topics, and a help "desk.

    Women and Social Movements in the United States - 1600-2000 (SUNY at Binghamton)
    A rich collection of primary resource documents relating to women and social movements in the United States between 1830 and 1930.

    Women's Human Rights Resources
    Searchable web site covering twenty-six women's issue s including education, feminist theory and political rights. Each topic area has three sections: articles; documents; some full text and links to other sources.

    Working Women (AFL-CIO)
    Advocacy, statistics, links, etc. on issues of special interest to working women.

    World Health Organization
    Resources on organization, activities; WHO Gopher, WWW index and search engine.

    WWW Virtual Library
    Distributed subject catalog. Megasite, constantly updated.


    Atlases

    UC Atlas of Global Inequality (Univeristy of CA, Santa Cruz)
    Searchable database and maps looking at the interaction between globalization and inequality (mortality, economics, health issues, etc.). Includes glossary and bibliography.


    Connecticut

    2-1-1 Connecticut (Connecticut's community resources database)
    Information for approximately 4,600 health and human service providers and 48,000 service-sites to help meet your needs.


    Statistics

    AmeriStat Population Reference Bureau
    US population issues, trends, and statistics, in graphics and text, are presented in an easy-to-use format. Selected topics include Marriage and Family, Population Estimates and Projections, Education, and Migration among many others.

    Bureau of Justice Statistics
    Comprehensive federal stats on the justice system. Special topics and related stats provide gateways to other federal departments.

    Employment Characteristics of Families
    1999-2000 report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, outlining employment statistics by race, sex, marital status, presence of young children, etc.

    FreeLunch.com (Economy.com)
    Economic and financial data presented as charts or tables. Most data coming from U.S. government publications. Search or browse by category.

    The Gallup Organization
    Public opinion polls and selected special reports. The archive of polls back to March 1997 is arranged chronologically.

    ICPSR (University of Michigan- Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research)
    The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research provides access to a massive archive of computerized data. Click on "sites" for links to even more.

    Odum Institute for Research in Social Science
    Social science information and statistics.

    Statistical Resources on the Web
    Huge collection of links to statistical resources arranged by subject.

    Women in the Labor Force: A Databook (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
    Statistical tables on women and work, most covering from the 1970s or 1980s to the present.


    Statistics- International

    International Data Base
    Statistical tables of demographic and socioeconomic data for all countries of the world. Maintained by US Bureau of the Census.

    National Statistics (UK)
    Key statistics for the UK with selected figures for regions. Supplied by the Government Statistical Services, with links to other governmental departments, and related web sites.

    UN Comtrade (International Merchandise Trade Statistics)
    This web site provides access to information and data on International Merchandise Trade Statistics (IMTS) and the work of the International Merchandise Trade Statistics Section (IMTSS) of the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD).


    Statistics- United States

    American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau)
    Annual estimates of demographic, housing, social and economic characteristics for all states, cities and counties with more than 65,000 people, based on survey. Includes details on the survey.

    American Fact Finder (US Bureau of the Census)
    Quick and easy way to find demographic data from Census publications. Includes map generation capability.

    Bureau of Labor Statistics Home Page (US Department of Labor)
    Provides access to economic and employment statistics at national and regional levels.

    County and City Data Books
    Access to the electronic versions of the 1930 to 1977 Data Books. Easy to use interface to get customized data.

    FedStats
    Easy to use search or browse access to statistics from over 70 government agencies. Selected regional as well as comprehensive national statistics.

    Kids Count
    Statistical data on the state of children in the United States.

    Social Statistics Briefing Room
    Current statistics from a number of federal agencies.

    State and County QuickFacts (Census Bureau)
    Easy access to tables of population and business statistics for states or counties. Also links to similar data for the whole country.

    Statistical Abstract Home Page (U. S. Census Bureau)
    A wealth of statistical data including state rankings and state and county profiles. Data back to 1995 edition available.

    Statistical Abstract of the US
    Statistics on social, economic and international subjects. Separate links for most popular data. Most tables require Adobe Acrobat. Data back to 1878 edition available.

    US Census Bureau
    Official source of demographic and economic statistics for the US Selected international statistics also available. Includes links to other government statistics sources.

    Vital Statistics of the United States
    Tables break down data on births, birth rates, and fertility rates by race, age, state and region, residency status, marital status and other indicators. Many tables include data from previous years some back to 1909.


    United States - Statistics

    Census Data (2000)
    All encompassing website for the data from the 2000 United States Census.


    Red Impact Bar