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Journal Articles

SocIndex with Full Text Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available Resource contains images
Index and full text of sociology and social work journals.

Academic Search Complete Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available Resource contains images
Index and full text of magazines, newspapers, reports, conference proceedings, and scholarly journals in a wide variety of disciplines.

Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Includes bibliographic records and full text covering essential areas related to criminal justice and criminology with coverage of hundreds of journals from around the world.

DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
DOAJ is a database of more than 4,000 open access, peer-reviewed journals.

JSTOR Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
An electronic repository of full-text journals in a variety of disciplines, Jstor includes the full text of journals starting from the origin of their publication, but often does not have the most recent 2-5 years.

Sage Journals Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Index and some full text of journals published by Sage.

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Magazines & Newspapers

Newspaper Source Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for 35 national & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 375 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full-text television & radio news transcripts are also provided. Covers 1985-present.

LexisNexis Academic Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Contains full-text news, business, and legal information, with some types of information dating back to 1790.

Publications in the Field

Find a Publication Unrestricted Resource
Search for a journal, magazine, or other periodical by its exact title, the beginning words of the title, or words within the title. You can also browse by Category for journals in your field of interest.

Reference Materials

Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Provides readers with authoritative essays on virtually all social science methods topics, quantitative and qualitative, by an international collection of experts. Covers research terms ranging from different methodological approaches to epistemological issues and specific statistical techniques.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Social Work Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Includes coverage of areas that have come to the fore of the field, including demographic changes from immigration, technology, the implications of managed care, faith-based assistance, evidence-based practice, gerontology, and trauma and disaster.

Trinity also has this resource in print:
Call number: REF HV12 .E53 2008

Sage Encyclopedia of Disability Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
The Encyclopedia of Disability covers a wide variety of topics related to the daily experience of disability including accessibility, discrimination, and representations of disability in the media and literature. Includes some primary sources related to disability in addition to entries that are easily downloaded in PDF format.

Sage Encyclopedia of Homelessness Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
The Encyclopedia of Homelessness focuses on the complex topic of homelessness in the U.S. with comparative sampling of the situation in other countries. Includes historical documents on homelessness in addition to entries that are easily downloaded in PDF format.

Social Work Dictionary On campus use only
This new, updated edition includes: definitions of terms that are consistent with those in the DSM-5 and the International Classification of Diseases; terms used by social work clinical practitioners, educators, administrators, researchers, advocates, and many others; names of social welfare organizations, government programs, and private foundations that social workers encounter; a chronology of important historical events and pivotal figures in the development of social work and social welfare.
Call Number: HV12 .B37 2014

Statistics

Bureau of Labor Statistics Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.

CDC - Data & Statistics Unrestricted Resource
Statistics compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps Unrestricted Resource
The annual Rankings provide a revealing snapshot of how health is influenced by where we live, learn, work and play. They provide a starting point for change in communities.

FedStats Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
FedStats provides access to the full range of official statistical information produced by the federal government.

Bills & Legislation

Congress.gov Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
The leadership of the 104th Congress directed the Library of Congress to make federal legislative information freely available to the public. The Congress.gov website (formerly known as THOMAS) includes Bills and Resolutions, Activity in Congress, the Congressional Record, Committee Information, Treaties, and other Government Resources. Full text of bills is available back to the 101st Congress (1989).

Illinois General Assembly Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Provides access to Bills & Resolutions, Public Acts, Compiled Statutes, and the state Constitution in addition to information about the members, committees, etc., of the state House and Senate.

GovTrack Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
GovTrack helps ordinary citizens find and track bills in the U.S. Congress and understand their representatives’ legislative record. Summaries for current bills are often available, along with links to related legislation, if applicable.

Directories

Chicago Neighborhood Resource Directory Unrestricted Resource
This Directory has been compiled by the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services and Chapin Hall to assist Chicago families in connecting to available resources in their communities. Assembled using public information, this Directory contains listings of services available to Chicago families in the areas of health care, nutrition, social services, education, senior services, and employment organized geographically by Chicago's 77 Community Areas. The providers listed in this Directory are a combination of city- and state-funded providers as well as private schools and providers.

Ebooks

Google Book Search Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Google Books contains thousands of books that have been digitized. Books under copyright are available as a limited preview only, while books in the public domain are often available in their entirety.

Videos

Counseling and Therapy in Video Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Resource contains video
Alexander Street Counseling's Counseling and Therapy in Video provides an online collection of video for the study of counseling, social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling.

Websites

Google Scholar Unrestricted Resource
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.

Social Work Portal Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Resources compiled by the National Association of Social Workers.

Organizations

Clinical Social Work Association Unrestricted Resource
The Association is a national individual membership organization dedicated to providing essential services, products, professional support, and national identity for Clinical Social Workers.

Council on Social Work Education Unrestricted Resource
The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is a nonprofit national association representing more than 2,500 individual members, as well as graduate and undergraduate programs of professional social work education. CSWE is the sole accrediting agency for social work education in the U.S.

National Association of Social Workers Unrestricted Resource
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies. They also host The Social Work Career Center with job postings and career development resources.