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Sociology, Social Work, and Social Welfare

Suggested resources for Introduction to Sociology, Social Work, and Social Welfare classes

Print Books & Journals

Reference Books

Domestic Violence, a Reference Handbook  Ref HV6626.2 .M43 2008

Internat'l Ency. of Marriage & the Family ( 4 vols)  Ref HQ9 .E52 2003

International Vital Records Handbook  Ref CS42.7 .K46 2009

Kids Count Data Book   Ref HQ792 .U5 K53 (year)

Marriage Customs of the World  Ref GT2690 .M65 2004

Parenthood in America (2 vols)  Ref HQ755.8 .P3783 2000

Popular Culture: Opposing Viewpoints  Ref HN 90 .M3 P66 2005

Same-Sex Marriage: A Reference Handbook HQ1033 .N494 2010


American Sociological Review --This can be checked for a week at a time.  Library has the past 5 years.

A good place to browse for scholarly articles.  Recent topics include "How Mothers & Fathers Share Childcare," and "Parents' Multitasking & Well-Being."


General & Specialized Databases

Academic OneFile  -- A good first place to look.  Try general subject headings such as marriage, family, children, divorce, etc.  or click on the "advanced search" tab to search using a combination of keywords or research terms.

EBSCOHost -- Contains a selection of databases to try including ERIC (education), Academic Search Elite (general searches), and Newspaper Resources.

Social Issues in America Database

Use Topic Finder and click on "Family Issues" to find a list of potential topics.