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SocIndex with Full Text Restricted Resource Some full text available
Index and full text of sociology and social work journals.
Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text Restricted Resource 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.
PsycINFO Restricted Resource Some full text available
Index and full text of journal articles, book chapters, full books, dissertations, and technical reports in psychology and related fields.


Google Scholar
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. And you can connect to the library for full text links to show up right there in Google!
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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.
Academic Search Complete Restricted Resource Some full text available
Index and full text of magazines, newspapers, reports, conference proceedings, and scholarly journals in a wide variety of disciplines.
Annual Reviews Restricted Resource Some full text available
Journals on a wide variety of economic, scientific, health, and psychological topics and related fields.
DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals Some full text available
DOAJ is a database of open access, peer-reviewed journals.

Magazines & Newspapers

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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.
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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.

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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

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Credo is an easy-to-use tool for starting research. Gather background information on your topic from hundreds of full-text general and subject-specific reference titles, as well as 500,000+ images and audio files and over 1,000 videos.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Social Work Restricted Resource 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
Print Location: HV12 .B37 2014
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.
SAGE Social Science Thesaurus
The SAGE Social Science Thesaurus is a multidisciplinary vocabulary of the most important concepts in the social sciences.
Community & Family Health Issues Restricted Resource Some full text available
Almost 500 entries cover a variety of social, mental health, and physical conditions, all of which can have a significant impact on the overall health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities.

A physical copy of this book also available in the library: REF RA418.5.F3 C666 2017
Principles of Sociology Restricted Resource Some full text available
A three-part book series on a wide range of issues that relate to personal relationships, group behavior, issues in society and how society develops, organizes, and changes.

Company Information

Charity Navigator
Evaluates charities and rates them on their financial health and accountability and transparency.
GuideStar Directory of Charities and Nonprofit Organizations
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.

Primary Sources

Black Thought and Culture Restricted Resource Some full text available
Black Thought and Culture is a landmark electronic collection of approximately 100,000 pages of non-fiction writings by major American black leaders--teachers, artists, politicians, religious leaders, athletes, war veterans, entertainers, and other figures--covering 250 years of history.


Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.
PLACES Project: Local Data for Better Health
PLACES allows counties, places, and local health departments regardless of population size and urban-rural status to better understand the burden and geographic distribution of health-related outcomes in their jurisdictions and assist them in planning public health interventions.
CDC - Data & Statistics
Statistics compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
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.

Government Information

Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports 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.
Data USA
Data USA is a website and visualization engine for public US Government data. Through data analytics and visualization, it tells stories about: places in America--towns, cities and states; occupations, from teachers to welders to web developers; industries--where they are thriving, where they are declining and their interconnectedness to each other; and education and skills, from where is the best place to live if you’re a computer science major to the key skills needed to be an accountant.
GovTrack 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.
Illinois General Assembly 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.


Juvenile Justice Resource Hub
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.