A subject guide to research
Not everyone who does
intends to actually do something, but this is one of those great fields
where that seems quite likely. Resources for psychology may also
Here, the "Annual Review of Sociology" is listed
under "Physical Sciences." You can search and browse it back to
1986, and view articles in .pdf format. If you register, you can
use the site
to organize your searching.
As ever, EBSCO is a great way to do research. It is
actually an aggregator, and that means that it searches lots of
at the same time. You might want to select these particular ones
getting irrelevant hits):
Academic Search Premier
Academic Search Complete
Book Collection: Nonfiction
MEDLINE with Full Text
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
SocINDEX with Full Text
World History Collection
MLA International Bibliography
This allows you to browse ULM's available journals by name,
so you can know very quickly whether or not we have the publication you
scholarly journal archive
There are many journals on JSTOR-- it means "Journal
storage." You can search by issues and genres, and inside the
text itself. JSTOR brings you journal pages just as they appear
in print-- and
just about as usefully.
It is Known for the humanities and social sciences, but there's
journals here too.
This allows searching of countless periodicals and other
news resources around the world. There are also special search
for law and business
NetLIbrary is best accessible through the ULM catalog, as
when you search for books, because these are books too. They can
access 24 hours a day and off campus, so don't forget about it.
Many of the sites on this list have
links to other resources on the web. Since this list cannot cover
everything, links such as those will be most helpful for finding the
topics you need.
Human Services Association
"The American Public Human Services Association,
founded in 1930, is a nonprofit, bipartisan organization of state and
human service agencies and individuals who work in or are interested in
human service programs." The site has information on conferences,
of ethics, stands on issues, links, and more.
Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)
"The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) is the
association of boards that regulate social work. ASWB develops and
the social work licensing examination used across the country, and is a
resource for information on the legal regulation of social work."
is information here on exams and licenses, and there are links under
This website offers quick statistics of large and small
cities on sundry topics, including graphs, maps, weather, and even
The most specific reason I've placed this site on this guide is its
makes it possible to see
more than only data about locales (the "why" behind it). But
expect what you read there to be academic or reliable.
One does not necessarily need to be a lawyer to need legal
news, and one doesn't need to be a lawyer to get it, either.
JURSIT is a free
resource with a very pleasing interface made by The University of
School of Law. It covers US and world legal news, and can be
browsed, and watched.
Association of Social Workers (NASW)
This is the largest organization of its kind on the world.
The site is well-designed and has information in parts of the site set
for several topics (aging, health, families). There is also news,
a code of ethics,
Work - J. Murrey Atkins Library
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte has here a
well-organized collation of social work links divided by subject and
including data sets, lobbying, employment, and much more.
This is a hub of links that is arranged by subjects and
needs, like Disabilities, Mental Health, Education, Employment,
etc. Watch out
for the ads.
Formerly known as firstgov.gov, this website is the quickest
way to find government information on the Internet. Its search
as you search as well as results. This should be particularly
reaching government agencies.
This is great place to find statistical data about the U.S. The American Fact
such demographic information as age, race, income, education,
of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics
This site can be useful in numerous ways, beginning with
Demographics, the Consumer Price Index, unemployment rates, The
Outlook Handbook, and much more.
The portal site Yahoo! also has a directory for social work,
with a number of fairly popular links related to it.
Of course, that can't represent absolutely everything that there is. Don't forget that
NetLibrary is a big part of the collection, and that Interlibrary Loan
can get you even more materials. For more information, see the
library catalog. It is also entirely possible to find information
related to your topic in other disciplines.