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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 open access, peer-reviewed journals.

PsycINFO Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Index, summaries, and links to full text when available of journal articles, book chapters, full books, dissertations, and technical reports in psychology and related fields.

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.

Nexis Uni (was LexisNexis Academic) Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Nexis Uni features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis--including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790--and offers quick discovery across all content types, personalization features such as Alerts and saved searches and a collaborative workspace with shared folders and annotated documents.

Publications in the Field

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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

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.
Also available in the Library: HV12 .E53 2008

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

Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Designed for readers to understand the topics, concepts, and ideas that motivate and shape the fields of activism, civil engagement, and social justice and includes biographies of the major thinkers and leaders who have influenced and continue to influence the study of activism.

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.


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.

Bills & Legislation 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 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.

Research Reports

Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
CRS reports are regularly produced to anticipate and respond to issues of interest to Congress. They provide timely, objective, and authoritative research and analysis on a wide range of policy topics covering subjects including foreign affairs, defense & intelligence, health care, energy & natural resources, commerce & the economy, social welfare & housing, and justice & law enforcement.


GuideStar Directory of Charities and Nonprofit Organizations Unrestricted Resource
"GuideStar is the most complete source of information about U.S. charities and other nonprofit organizations there is. Search our database of more than 1.8 million IRS-recognized organizations to find a charity to support, benchmark your own nonprofit's performance, research the sector, and more."

Juvenile Justice Resource Hub Unrestricted Resource
The Juvenile Justice Resource Hub is a comprehensive source of information on juvenile justice issues and reform trends, like mental health and substance abuse, community-based alternatives, and racial-ethnic fairness.


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.