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Social Justice Databases

ATLA Religion
Produced by the American Theological Library Association (ATLA), coverage in this database begins in 1908.  Full text is provided for more than 300 journals selected by leading religious scholars.

CQ Researcher
CQ Researcher provides in-depth coverage of current events and issues. Original reports are searchable or browsable by topic or date.

Education for Justice
Education for Justice, a project of Ignatian Solidarity Network, is an award-winning, global, subscription-based monthly publication that provides resources to those who wish to study, teach, and practice Catholic social tradition.

Please contact the library reference desk to request access.

GreenFILE covers the connections between the environment and agriculture, education, law, health, and technology.  The database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 800,000 records and full-text scholarly journals.

Peace Research Abstracts
The index contains over 200,000 records from sources such as The Journal of Peace Research, and The Journal of Conflict Resolution.

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) Global: The Humanities and Social Sciences Collection
This is the premiere database for full-text access to dissertations and theses for humanities, social sciences, education, religion, and business.

SocINDEX with Full Text
This database provides full-text access to hundreds of journals, books, and conference papers. Also covers journals in criminology and criminal justice, religion, and social work.

Social Justice Reference e-Books

Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy
Examines the philosophical and ethical issues underlying contemporary and historical environmental issues, policies, and debates. Covers concepts, institutions, topics, events, and people, including global warming, animal rights, environmental movements, alternative energy, green chemistry, industrial ecology, and eco-sabotage.

Encyclopedia of Gender and Society
The Encyclopedia of Gender and Society covers the major theories, research, people, and issues in contemporary gender studies. This comprehensive, two-volume encyclopedia is distinguished by a cross-national/cross-cultural perspective that provides comparative analyses of the life experiences of men and women around the world.

Human Trafficking
Provides an examination of this controversial topic and describes the suffering caused by human trafficking as well as the financial, cultural, and other conditions that make trafficking within national borders possible.

Social Justice Websites

Consumer Action
Consumer Action promotes financial literacy and consumer protection. Their website provides archives of their publications in full text. Their publications cover everything from tips for building financial stability to coverage of financial matters in Congress.

RHIN: Refugee Health Information Network
The Refugee Health Information Network offers three main areas of information: Health Information in Multiple Languages, Refugee Health Information for Providers, and Information about Health Services for Refugees. News relating to refugee populations and links to other free resources is included.

Social Psychology Network
Devoted to psychological research and teaching, this large website promotes social work, peace, social justice, and sustainable living.

Teaching Tolerance
Teaching Tolerance, founded in 1991 by the Southern Poverty Law Center, is dedicated to reducing prejudices, racial and otherwise, in schools. Free educational materials, appropriate for a variety of age groups, are available on their website.

World Food Situation
This website, from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, looks at different issues regarding food levels and availability around the world, such as illegal fishing, climate change, food security, the rice market, and more.